(RNS) — First the tents went up in Cremona, Italy. Then New York City. Then King Salmon, Alaska.
And now in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.
It’s been a busy year for Samaritan’s Purse, the humanitarian relief organization led by Franklin Graham. On Thursday (Oct. 15), the group announced it was deploying a field hospital to Nassau after an increase in COVID-19 cases had overwhelmed the local health care system.
Plans call for a 28-bed field hospital and a team of doctors and nurses trained in infectious diseases to partner with Nassau’s Princess Margaret Hospital and the Bahamian Ministry of Health.
Samaritan’s Purse said the request for the field hospital came