05 Oct '17, 9pm

Hospital Ship Takes on Critical Patients in Puerto Rico Crisis

Hospital Ship Takes on Critical Patients in Puerto Rico Crisis

The intensive care unit of the hospital ship USNS Comfort began taking on critical patients Wednesday night in a series of air medevacs from overwhelmed hospitals in Puerto Rico, U.S. Northern Command said Thursday. The Defense Department also said the Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship is being shifted from its mooring in San Juan on the island’s northern coast to Ponce on the southern coast, where the medical crisis is more acute in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In one operation, Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters picked up five critical patients at Ryder Memorial Hospital in Humacao on the island’s southeast coast and flew them about 36 miles to San Juan, NorthCom said in a statement. They were transferred on MH-60S Seahawks by the Navy ‘s Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 “ Sea Knights” to the Comfort, which has 200 hospital beds and more than 500 med...

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