Local October 17, 2019 | 1:01 pm

US hospital ship Comfort starts offering free medical care

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.- The US Embassy and the Ministry of Defense on Wed. launched the “Enduring Promise” program of medical operations and community activities as part of the visit of the hospital ship USN Comfort.

The vessel will offer free medical care in the country until October 21, with the support of the Public Health Ministry and the National Health Service.

The consultations will take place in the Volleyball Pavilion at the Olympic Center and in Parque del Este’s Handball Pavilion, from 8am to 4pm.

Among the consultations and services that will be provided as part of the project figure general medical evaluations, preventive medicine, dental exams and dental treatments, eye exams, pediatrics, dermatology, physical therapy, among others.

“We are committed to increasing regional collaboration and the capacity of our allies to provide medical assistance and disaster relief, a high priority for the region as evidenced by the disastrous effects recently caused by Hurricane Dorian,” said US ambassador, Robín Bernstein.


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