Sunday 17 November, 2019

WATCH: Jamaicans receive medical care from US hospital ship locally

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton speaks to Hylton Gordon a patient at the Sabina Park walk-in medical site as part of the USNS Comfort Mission. Looking on is Edwin Landaker, Commander in the US Navy.

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton speaks to Hylton Gordon a patient at the Sabina Park walk-in medical site as part of the USNS Comfort Mission. Looking on is Edwin Landaker, Commander in the US Navy.

Approximately 100 Jamaicans are slated to benefit from a range of surgical procedures onboard the US Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) this week. 

Those down for surgery are part of a larger group of over 1,000 persons who are expected to receive basic medical services at the walk-in sites at the Sabina Park in Kingston and the Greater Portmore Health Centre, St Catherine.

The walk-in sites in Kingston and St Catherine will operate from 8 am to 4 pm each day on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Watch the video edited by Ramon Lindsay to learn more about the services being offered by the USNS Comfort Mission. 

The visit of the USNS Comfort is part of the ship’s five-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean on a medical assistance mission. The USNS Comfort operation is part of the deepening of US engagement in the region under the health pillar of the US-Caribbean 2020 Strategy.

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