U.S. hospital ship treats Venezuelan migrants and locals in Peru

6 November 2018

A group of doctors and medical personnel aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort docked recently in Paita, Peru to provide basic medical services to both the local population as well as Venezuelan migrants in the region. The U.S. military medical mission, made up of over 900 personnel, will provide health treatment, surgical screenings and preventative medicine to thousands of patients during their five days in Paita.

The U.S. Naval Ship Comfort is currently undertaking an 11-week mission to countries in Central and South America. Part of the ship's mission is to relieve pressure on local medical systems created by the increase in cross-border migrants coming primarily from Venezuela.