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Almost 5,000 Saint Lucians benefited from US hospital ship services: ministry

By Ministry of Health

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United States Naval Ship (USNS) Comfort

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Department of Health and Wellness is pleased to inform that the medical mission of the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Comfort, held from September 23 to Oct. 1, was a success.

Clinics were held for six days at the Owen King EU Hospital and the National Cultural Centre where clients received services in adult medicine, pediatric medicine, dental and eye care along with other specialized medical services.

A total of 79 Saint Lucians received surgical procedures aboard the USNS Comfort. In addition, 48 clients received echocardiograms.

A total of 4,846 clients benefitted from services at the two medical sites over the time period: adult medicine was 1,665 clients, pediatric medicine was 264 clients, dental services was 756 clients, and eye care was 2,161 clients.

The Department of Health and Wellness is extremely grateful for the support and collaboration of those who made this medical mission a success. The Department also expresses its deepest gratitude to the team of the United States Naval Ship, Comfort, for providing Saint Lucians with the opportunity to receive medical services.

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  1. well thats 5000 DNA samples they collect. thats 5000 people who we do not know what they are now infected with. for a small island thats a lot of people. A few years from now, we will hear of multiple diseases affecting the population and we will forget that they visited that ship. rumours about why the AIDs virus are predominant in Haiti and Africa abound. do not trust unscrupulous white people. they are capable of anything.

  2. Really

  3. those 5000+ were also infected with various disease in their medicine that was delivered to them either orally or by injection. No one should trust America's generosity! It is packed with so many deficiencies and they are using humans as a Ginny pig where the law have no bearing in our society.


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