July 16, 2020
Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian organization that visited McAllen on Monday to assess the Rio Grande Valley’s need for a field hospital, said Wednesday it decided not to open a tent hospital here after speaking with Gov. Greg Abbott.
“In our discussions with the Texas governor’s office, they informed us that they are supplementing local hospitals with doctors and nurses. They feel that this is sufficient now to meet the community’s needs,” the organization said in an email Wednesday evening. “Because of this, Samaritan’s Purse will not be deploying an Emergency Field Hospital to McAllen, Texas, at this time.”