ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A team of 14 nurses and seven doctors from the University of California San Francisco will work on the Navajo Nation for a month to help treat COVID-19 patients.
The team arrived in Albuquerque on Wednesday night. They are now assisting Indian Health Service staff at hospitals and care sites in Gallup, Shiprock and Chinle.
The Navajo Nation had more than 1,500 COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths as of Friday.
Sriram Shamasunder, a medical doctor at UCSF and founder of the HEAL Initiative, told the Journal that Navajo leadership is doing a “fantastic job” during the crisis, but asked for more critical-care nurses.
Support your local Albuquerque Journal & Theresa Davis SUBSCRIBE NOW cancel anytime