Mangalia Hospital pavilion revamped with the help of U.S. military

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Pavilion C of the Mangalia Municipal Hospital was inaugurated on Wednesday, with the U.S. Charge d’Affairs a.i., Dean Thompson attending the ribbon cutting ceremony, reads a press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

The renovation of the Pavilion C at the Mangalia Municipal Hospital is a Humanitarian Civic Assistance project funded by the United States European Command (EUCOM) with the participation of almost 90 U.S. military from Alabama and Oregon Air National Guard. The estimated total cost of this renovation is $60,000.

The 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron members as they work on the exterior of a medical facility in the city of Mangalia
The 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron members as they work on the exterior of a medical facility in the city of Mangalia

For a month, the U.S. representatives built a ramp for the people with disabilities, worked to waterproof the terrace of the building to prevent leaking and water infiltration that has been affecting two floors, they repaired and painted interior and exterior walls and fixed electrical and sanitary installations.

Mangalia Municipal Hospital in Mangalia services about 60,000 patients on an annual basis.

“It is a gift from the American people to the citizens of Mangalia and the surrounding towns, villages and communities. Better healthcare leads to better outcomes and will help the future of the region to grow and prosper,” CDA Dean Thompson told the inauguration ceremony.

The American envoy also stated the hospital plays an important role serving the people South of Constanta and down to the border with Bulgaria. “In partnership with the American Embassy, the renovation of the Mangalia Municipal Hospital was made possible by a grant from the European Command of the US Department of Defense. Providing a better environment for the delivery of healthcare to the citizens in this part of Romania will have long lasting effects.  Better healthcare leads to better outcomes and will help the future of the region to grow and prosper”, Thompson concluded.

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