More mobile hospitals reach Honduras to treat COVID-19 patients

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TEGUCIGALPA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Honduras on Sunday received a second shipment of two mobile hospitals that arrived by ship from Turkey to treat COVID-19 patients, the government said.

The hospitals left Istanbul on Sept. 5 and made stopovers in Las Palmas, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic before arriving in the Central American country, according to Strategic Investment of Honduras (Invest-H).

Honduras bought seven hospitals in total. The first two mobile units arrived more than a month ago and were set up in San Pedro Sula and the capital Tegucigalpa, and are to begin operating this week, according to the authorities.

The hospitals' steep price tag -- 48 million U.S. dollars -- has led to accusations of mismanagement. Marco Bogran, director of Invest-H, was forced to step down and is facing a legal process.

Honduras has reported more than 83,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 2,500 related deaths. Enditem

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