Two of Oklahoma City’s largest healthcare systems are set to receive military medical help from the federal government.
As the state continues its Omicron variant-influenced spike in COVID cases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide three military medical teams to support healthcare workers at OU Medical Center and Integris.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed the pending arrival of these reinforcements Friday afternoon.
A medium-sized Army medical team will work at OU Medical Center while two smaller-sized Air Force medical personnel teams will assist at Integris.
The exact date of the teams’ Oklahoma arrival is not yet known, but their arrival is expected in early February, according to OSDH spokesperson Erica Rankin-Riley.
News 9’s Barry Mangold will have more on this story tonight on News 9 at 10 p.m.