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

.

Haiti

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.


Latest News

Southwest Airlines to Be Charged a Fine of $12 million Over Issues Related to Re
Zillow to Purchase Trulia; A Merger That Will Create a Real Estate Giant Listing
More than One Third of Americans Debt Offenders
Video Shows Baby Turtles Heading to Sea
Bear Stearns, Alan 'Ace' Greenberg, dies at 86
Former U.S. official Says President Obama Could Restrain Corporate 'Inversions'
As U.S. Stocks Ascend, NYC Pension Funds Report 17.4%  Returns on Investments
Food Scandal in China, Parent Company to Investigate Matters
Wal-Mart’s New Fix-it Man Has Never Worked in U.S Before
Obama Steps Up Drive to Stop Tax Loopholes for  “Corporate Deserters”
Widening Quarterly Losses Pull Down Amazon Shares
New Zealand Once Again Raises Its Interest Rate Now to 3.5 Percent