Comfort Arrived at Naval Station Norfolk after Providing Medical Care in Haiti

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The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort yesterday returned at Naval Station Norfolk after a seven week mission in Haiti which had provided medical care to the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Comfort had departed from its Baltimore homeport to offer medical help to victims in Haiti, who suffered from the magnitude 7 tremor on January 12. The ship's crew states that it had offered medical care to around 794 Haitians, suffering from injuries, including crushed limbs, gangrenous wounds, etc.

The mission, which was conducted by the U. S. Agency for International Development with the Haitian Government, faced a number of difficulties, including the communication obstacle between doctors and the victims.

Around 75 sailors and 1 Marine out of 39 military commands connected their shipmates with 88 Red Cross volunteers to reduce the gap.

"I was really glad to come down and help. We came and helped to the best of our ability. Some of the people that we helped would have died if we didn't come”, said Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Yves Henry, a Surgical Technician and Translator from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va.


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