It goes to the extreme case of emergency: threat of Alliance of States or partner countries of the Nato a collapse of the health systems that want to be ready for the defense Alliance. As a spokesman for the defense Ministry said the German government has committed to the Nato support for the emergency plan “Allied Hand” part. If necessary, medical personnel, pioneers, and experts from the troupe should be provided for the defense of nuclear, biological or chemical hazards.
Overall, the deployment of about 160 specialists should be possible. Soldiers supporting the missions of Germany, would add it is from the Ministry of defence. Activate the emergency plan when the affected state asks for assistance. Necessary to a decision of the 30 Nato States in the North-Atlantic Council would be also.
Ambulance transportation and construction of field hospitals
In addition to Germany, have according to information from the Alliance of four other allied troops circles, yet says, including the UK and France. In the Alliance headquarters, it is hoped that in the coming weeks, other States will follow suit. Used Nato could hospitals be-armed forces also to the ambulance or for the development of the Field.
The plan of operation “Allied Hand” is a part of Nato preparations for a further escalation of the pandemic. They also include the establishment of a trust Fund, and the establishment of Camps with medical equipment. As Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was able to announce that already two weeks ago that the small and comparatively weak Alliance state of North Macedonia, among other things, 60 respirators are provided, a further 60 have been delivered to Albania.
The Bundeswehr had a Partner already during the first wave of the pandemic bilaterally. The German army helped out congested hospitals in the UK with mobile ventilators. In the domestic soldiers currently support Offices in tracking the chain of Infection. In addition, there was, for example, operations in connection with Corona-Tests in the case of travel returnees or the Transport of medical Material.