Federal Medical Personnel Headed To Dallas As Backup Help

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July 10, 2020 - 7:19 am

    Federal medical personnel are headed to Parkland hospital in Dallas to provide what local leaders call much needed backup as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb.

    Texas Governor Abbott and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson requested the additional help.

    In a tweet yesterday Mayor Johnson said the reinforcements heading to Dallas are part of the Disaster Medical Assistance Teams under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    These teams, which include medical professionals and specialists, are often deployed for natural disasters, terrorist attacks or disease outbreaks to help when local systems become overwhelmed.

    Other federal medicial teams have already been deployed to San Antonio and Houston.