Jamaicans would be pleased to note that the Navy medical ship that is now anchored in Kingston to provide free medical care has, not one, but three Jamaicans as part of its crew.
This news was revealed by Minister of Health and Wellness Christopher Tufton who met with them as the ship opened up operations on Monday (Oct 28).
The three Jamaicans have been identified as being a nurse, the chaplain and an ICU medical doctor. We note that Minister Tufton seemed quite pleased as he interacted with them.
It is further anticipated that they will play a part in the 150 surgeries that are expected to be conducted onboard. The surgeries will fall under the categories of ophthalmology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, wound care and urology.
The ship will conclude its operations on November 1.