U.S. Hospital Ship Begins Medical and Humanitarian Mission in Peru
By Dialogo May 09, 2011This kind of aid is what people from different parts of the world need, with low economic resources, I congratulate you for this great community work, thank you on behalf of all those people that are going to cared for, I'm Dominican but I wish they give aid to Haiti, there is much need again, God bless you always, move forward, that is what Jesus Christ would do.
The USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital ship, began a mission in northern Peru to provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to thousands of inhabitants with few economic resources, the Ministry of Defense announced.
The Comfort has arrived at the port of Paita, in the region of Piura (in northern Peru), and will remain until 10 May as part of a voyage to nine Latin American countries, providing health care to five thousand individuals.
Its work includes primary care for children and adults, dental care, optometry, and cleft-lip operations, the note indicated.
The Comfort carries orthopedists, pediatricians, gynecologists, optometrists, dentists, general surgeons, and plastic surgeons.
The ship has ten decks equipped with more than one thousand patient beds and six modern operating rooms.
The operation “Continuing Promise 2011,” in which the hospital ship is participating, is promoted by the U.S. government.
The vessel successfully provided this humanitarian assistance in Jamaica and will do the same in other countries in the region.