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News ID: 45542
Publish Date: 22:26 - 24 March 2020
Tehran 24 March_Cristiano Ronaldo and soccer agent Jorge Mendes joined forces on Tuesday to donate lifesaving equipment to Portuguese hospitals struggling to treat patients with coronavirus.

Ronaldo, Mendes donate lifesaving equipment to struggling hospitalTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The two will donate equipment for two wards at Lisbon's Santa Maria hospital, providing the wards with 10 beds each, ventilators, heart monitors, infusion pumps, and syringes, the hospital said in a statement.

In Porto, the country's second biggest city, the Portuguese pair will equip one ward at the Santo Antonio hospital with 15 intensive care beds, much-needed ventilators, monitors, and other equipment. The three wards will be named after the men.

"We want to thank Ronaldo and Mendes for the initiative, which is so useful at the time the country needs everyone so much," Paulo Barbosa, president of Santo Antonio's administrative council, said in a statement.

Though Portugal has only reported 2,362 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths, far fewer than in Italy and Spain, the country's health system is already under pressure.

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