Hospital ship sailed to Haiti

. Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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The earthquake that occurred in Haiti much attention from all over the State, not the least of dating is also the State to provide aid to earthquake victims. One of these is a superpower country like America, selected president, Barack Obama, activated the ship, which houses one of the largest trauma facilities in the U.S., because of its ability to provide a full spectrum of surgical and medical services. Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) set off from January 16 five-to seven-day transit to Haiti, where more than 800 military and civilian aid workers on board will provide assistance in response to an earthquake of magnitude 7, 0 hit the Caribbean nation January 12. According to the U.S. Navy Surgeon General, Adam G. Robinson, the Navy is able to ship, with a large deck, with men and women who we have and with the aircraft to do some things, number one, has the necessary logistical support to come and help (address) is a true disaster earthquake in Haiti; number two, that we have men and women who are trained and have skills that are ready go into danger the way to help others, which is what humanitarian assistance and disaster relief is all about.

American Red Cross reports indicate that 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in the initial wave of destruction brought by the earthquake, but many more are injured or risk of disease, making Comfort a beacon of hope for millions of people. The ship was in reduced operating status with a skeleton crew of 18 civil service mariners and hospital support staff of 58 military personnel who care for the ships medical facility when the call came to deploy to Haiti. While the ship is designed to be activated, fully managed and ready to sail within five days, and launch personnel from Bethesda crewmembers, Portsmouth and San Diego medical center, as well as many other commands, complete all the preparations the spread in less than 96 hours.

Via : marinelink

1 komentar:

Sari said...

Ikut sedih untuk musibah yang sedang dialami Haiti...

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