Yeah, a colleague just forwarded me the idiotic article from the newspaper la stampa (only good as toilet paper nowadays).
I had to explain him that most of the personnel were military doctors and nurses, and also the rest of the personnel were not soldiers, but from the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces (RHBZ)
Whose tasks include
The main tasks of the NBCP Troops include:
identification and assessment of radiological, chemical and biological environment, scales and effects of damages of objects hazardous radiatively, chemically and biologically;
protection of formations and units against the nuclear effects of mass destruction weapons and radiological, chemical and biological contamination;
reducing the visibility of troops and facilities;
disaster (damage) recovery in objects hazardous radiatively, chemically and biologically;
Anyway, quite a bit of medical equipment was also delivered, including 600 ventilators (but this is just am example).
All the rest of the equipment snd personnel is also needed for the disinfection of infrastructure and to limit the spread of the virus. However the current italian prime minister (conte) is just a useless lawyer without any understanding of industry, military, or healthcare sectors, whose only competency for is job was being a good friend of the sons of the current (mattarella) and former (napolitano) italian presidents.
As an example of his lack of competency i have a friend that work near Milan in a small firm that the last decree did not close, since they produce medical equipment.
They did not close, but the prime minister's decree closed their suppliers, and now they cannot do their job.
Conte and his consultants do not have even the minimum understanding to know that in industry there is a supply chain (with many firm producing components and or subsystems for other companies) that if interrupted will prevent the products to be produced and delivered.
Probably they did not teach it in his law school or in his parties with the rich and influential elites....