INDIO (CNS) - Members of the California National Guard today will begin setting up a temporary hospital at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio in order to clear up space at local hospitals in anticipation of an expected surge of local COVID-19 cases.
The 250-bed "federal medical station'' will be equipped with all necessary equipment and will help ease the burden on the local hospital system.
"We know we'll have more cases and some of them will be serious,'' Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said. "This medical station will relieve stress from our hospitals, allowing them to better provide higher levels of care for our sickest individuals, and get more people on the way to recovery faster.''
Another temporary hospital will soon be set up in western Ri