USNS Comfort military hospital ship arrives in Santo Domingo Monday
150915-N-XQ474-289 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Sept. 15, 2015) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in support of Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
Santo Domingo.- On Monday, October 14, the USNS Comfort military hospital ship (T-AH 20) will arrive in Santo Domingo at the invitation of the Ministry of Defense of the Dominican Republic, to offer free medical care from the 16th to the 21st of this month.
The arrival is part of the support of the United States Government to increase regional cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness and mitigation.
The American medical personnel of the ship along with Dominican doctors will be providing medical consultations in two designated places: in the Olympic Center, in the Volleyball Pavilion and in the Parque del Este, in the Handball Pavilion.
Among the consultations and services that will be provided as part of Lasting Promise are: general medical evaluations, preventive medicine, dental exams and dental treatments, optometry, pediatrics, dermatology, physical therapy.
Those interested in receiving free medical care should only approach the Olympic Center or the Parque del Este on the dates indicated, at 8:00 a.m. at 4:00 pm. every day.
According to the United States Embassy, only one service may be accessed per person per day and will be served on a first come first served basis. It also indicated that there is limited space for each medical site.