Twenty More Military Health Personnel from the Brazilian Air Force Head to Haiti
By Dialogo February 12, 2010Congratulations to all the staff of the barracks and Navy and Air Force and other military team in the world. Every human being is to serve God so if the world were equal, there wouldnâ€™t be such a tragedy â€“ lack of God. I have a brother who's there. Sergeant Fonseca de TaubatÃ© sends him and all a hug. God be with you. Twenty more military health personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and technicians, are headed to the city of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, flying on a C-130 Hercules aircraft. These professionals practice in Air Force units based in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. They will work at the Field Hospital situated next to the Brazilian base in the Haitian capital. During an interview with Air Force FM, Brazilian Air Force Captain Rodolfo Siqueira, a radiologist, said that the entire team is very much looking forward to starting to see patients and to be able to help the devastated population. “There is no doubt that this is a very special mission for all of us. The patients are people who already had difficulties and were hit by this catastrophe.” The Brazilian Air Force Field Hospital has been in Haiti since January 17. Up to now, over four thousand patients have been seen. Among the services most in demand are orthopedic and facial surgeries on victims of the January 12 earthquake.