The operation called "Hippocrates" refers to the deployment of a Task Force constituted by 300 servicemen: a medical component (field hospital) of 65 units, a command/control and logistic operation component of 135 units and a unit for the protection of all the components in the hospital structure of 100 units.
The aim of the mission is to provide for medical assistance to the Libyan forces that contrast the Islamic State in Libya through the deployment of an inter-force field hospital supporting the civil hospital in Misurata.
The inter-force personnel is based on medical assets specialized in the treatment of war wounded people, in particular in emergency, vascular, maxillofacial and orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. There also servicemen responsible for communication, command and control, logistics and protection of the force. Medical personnel, structures and equipment are provided by units of the Air Force and the Army, such as the General Hospital of Celio, local medical bodies and operational bodies.
Moreover, a military medical team provides also coordination, consultation and training of the Libyan medical colleagues.
The field hospital, that is known as ROLE 2, has got about 50 beds, first aid teams, intensive care, radiology, analysis laboratory, etc. There are also specialized medical teams.