Santo Domingo, Dr.
Dominican doctors and nurses are set to join a team of experts from the United States on the USNS Comfort hospital ship, which will arrive in the province of Azua this year to provide free medical care to the population.
The arrival in the country of this hospital ship is scheduled for the next 28 November and will continue till the next 5 December.
It will provide general surgery, orthopedics, gynecology, full laboratory, radiology, ophthalmology, dentistry, pharmacy, telemedicine, burn centre, physiotherapy and urology services.
Details about the day were presented yesterday by the Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, and Robert Thomas, in charge of the United States Embassy, during a joint meeting in Azua, where they coordinated actions to achieve comfort.
Rivera highlighted that these health services in the South would have a positive impact on the entire region, and recalled that following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, “many services have been curtailed and many people are not eligible for recommended preventive screening.” Are left at home without-ups, which leads to the emergence of diseases.
“It is a historical fact, for Azua and the South, because they will have at their disposal an entire health city”, assured the minister.
There will be services for the entire population, “thanks to the efforts and subsequent approval of the Government of the United States and its embassies,” he said.
In turn, Robert Thomas stated that it aims to “ensure that all Dominicans benefit from this collaboration, as the services are aimed at children, youth and adults.”
In addition to specialized services, there will be general medical evaluation, preventive medicine, dental examination and dental treatment, eye examination, pediatrics, dermatology, gynecology, physical therapy and a cardio-metabolic unit, glucometer, cardiograph and blood donation.
300 a day.
These health services will be offered free of charge, mainly in the most vulnerable areas, by the ship’s US medical personnel, with the support of Dominican doctors. The hospital has a capacity to receive 300 patients per day and logistics are being prepared for their arrival in the country.