The Alb-Danube Medical Regiment 3 of the Erwin-Rommel barracks in Dornstadt sends a total of 27 additional doctors and nurses to Portugal. There, the medical Bundeswehr soldiers will help the currently overloaded health system.
Portugal asked the partner countries for help within the framework of the EU system. Germany sent doctors and nurses to help treat Covid patients at the beginning of February 2021. The first contingent will now be replaced. In the meantime, Austria accepted numerous Portuguese patients for treatment. Only a few days ago asked Slovakia also asked the EU partner for help in the form of urgent dispatch of doctors and nurses.
The Erwin-Rommel-Kaserne Dornstadt team sent to Portugal took off on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport. The destination of the military flight, which was carried out with the Airbus A400M, is Lisbon. There the doctors and nurses will support and relieve their Portuguese colleagues.
Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport has been named after Manfred Rommel, the former mayor of the state capital Stuttgart, for several years. The late CDU politician was the son of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.