November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the framework of international cooperation and the strengthening of humanitarian missions in the region, the hospital ship USNS COMFORT “Durable Promise” reaches the waters of the Colombian Caribbean. This naval unit belonging to the Fourth Fleet of the United States will remain in the municipality of Turbo, Antioquia, to provide medical attention, from tomorrow 16 until November 20.
The interagency effort between the Colombian Government and the Embassy of the United States is part of the strategy of regional cooperation among the Americas. Among the services offered by the hospital ship, there is general and specialized medical care, surgical interventions, optometry, ophthalmology, dermatology, pediatrics, family medicine, preventive, women’s health, physical therapy, primary care, pharmacy, laboratory and general, pediatric, plastic, oral and maxillofacial surgeries.
Nearly 7,000 residents of the municipalities of Turbo, Apartadó, Mutatá and Necoclí will benefit from the medical and hospital services of the American mission that will attend from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. of attention in earth in the facilities of the National Navy and on board of the afloat unit.
This humanitarian initiative will include the participation of personnel from the Southern Command of the United States, the American Naval Mission, the General Command of the Armed Forces and the Colombian Navy, with the support of the Seventeenth Brigade of the National Army, the Department of Police of Urabá, Migration Colombia, the Banana Union of Urabá, the Direction of taxes and National Customs and the mayors of Turbo, Apartadó, Necoclí and Mutatá.
The National Navy, in coordination with friendly countries and state entities, will continue to develop strategies to support the population, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of citizens and the security of the country.