USNS Comfort

Over 5,000 patients seen as Comfort’s visit ends

Doctors perform a Gallstones surgery on a patient on the USNS Comfort at Port Brighton in La Brea, yesterday.

PHOTO: Rishi Ragoonath


When the USNS Com­fort rais­es its an­chor and sails out of the Gulf of Paria, crew mem­bers leave know­ing that they’ve changed the lives of over 5,000 peo­ple through a week-long med­ical in­ter­ven­tion.

It’s an ac­com­plish­ment even the Prime Min­is­ter praised, al­though he said it was not an “in­dict­ment” on this coun­try’s health care sys­tem.