This past Saturday, Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muña, members of the CNMI Legislature, and the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force were at the Saipan International Airport on Saturday to receive critical medical supplies and equipment, as well as a 50-bed Federal Medical Station from the Strategic National Stockpile which arrived on the US Air Force C17 Globemaster Aircraft.
The supplies, which were requested by Governor Torres, were provided by FEMA, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the US Department of Defense (DoD).
“The fact that this is a global pandemic all across the United States and territories, including us here, and everyone is requesting for the same medical resources makes it a national challenge. But with the strong partnership we have with our federal partners, we are able to get this shipment here. Every little help goes a long way and I would like to thank President Trump, FEMA, HHS, DoD, and all the partners who are supporting the CNMI in this fight,” said Governor Torres.