US Government Donates Modern Medical Isolation Units to Transfer COVID Patients

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Peru August 12, 2020 On July 27, the U.S. government delivered two state-of-the-art medical isolation units for patient transfer to the Peruvian National Police. The modern units are especially important to save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The medical isolation and transport unit, known as EpiShuttles, guarantees utmost biosecurity to provide assistance and treatment when transferring COVID-19 patients. The donation of these units, in addition to personnel training for proper handling, is worth $235,000.During the handover ceremony, Denison Offutt, chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Peru, stressed that U.S. help to Peru amid the COVID-19 pandemic has reached $20 million so far, and included 250 modern ventilators that were recently donated to Peru to distribute in different regions of the country.last_img read more

Drake University unveils $63 million housing, retail project

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake University says it is selling or leasing more than four acres of land on the east edge of its Des Moines campus to a developer for construction of apartments, townhomes, commercial space and a parking garage.Drake President Marty Martin said Monday the proposed development valued at more than $63 million will create a “walkable, vibrant hub of retail and restaurant options” for the private university located northwest of city’s central business district.Cedar Falls-based Merge Urban Development Group will get federal tax incentives for developing in the federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zone, a program for improving low-income areas.The new announcement follows a new Hilton hotel and restaurant already under construction in the area and a planned $8 million new Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, a center named after former Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.last_img read more