Margarita Robles thanks the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Command for their "effective and generous" contribution to Operation Balmis

There, the minister expressed to a representation of the Unit "her infinite gratitude, for her effective and generous participation in Operation Balmis, transmitting humanity and support to the sick." "We will never forget the great work they have done, always on the front line."

"It is a page that each one of you has written and that you will always carry inside", he highlighted to remind you that "Spain feels very proud. The fact that they have been close to the people, that they have given that comfort and that support, is something that cannot be thanked them enough. The most important work, of the many carried out, has been the accompaniment of the sick and the deceased. "

This visit is part of the round of meetings that the minister is holding with the units that have been collaborating and supporting the citizenry in the operation designed by the Ministry of Defense to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.

The head of Defense has also held a meeting with the head of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Command, Brigadier General Enrique Silvela, who has explained the general lines of his actions and the operations organized to meet the needs of the Operation and has shown him the many drawings of appreciation from citizens.

The unit staff keeps all the children's drawings that they have found in their vehicles at the end of their disinfection missions and with which the children have applauded for their work. In total, more than 700 troops from the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Command have participated in this operation, adding a hundred actions in tasks of various kinds.

Margarita Robles with the Enrique Silvela BrigadeThus, this unit has carried out 75 patrols of presence and recognition of critical facilities in various points of the Spanish geography (Albacete, Ávila, Huelva, Madrid, Murcia, Segovia, Seville, Toledo and Valencia) and 25 decontamination and disinfection actions (16 individually, 4 with the support of IGE veterinarians, 3 with the support of BRISAN veterinarians and 2 as reinforcement to another unit).

In addition, 48 of its troops have provided hospital support to the Central Defense Hospital 'Gómez Ulla' in two rotations, each lasting fifteen days. His work has focused on the transfer of the sick and the accompaniment of the deceased.

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