By SOF Editor on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 11:08am
As the hospital ship USNS Comfort continues its race south to Haiti, sailors aboard the vessel race to get the facilities ready for the expected patients.
The Comfort, bulling its way through stormy seas, will receive another 350 medical personnel and support staff when it reaches the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, Navy Capt. (Dr.) Jim Ware, commander of the medical treatment facility. This, he explained, will allow the staff to double the number of operating rooms.
The staff wants 11 operating rooms ready upon arrival in Port-au-Prince, expected to be Jan. 21.