Increased Helicopter activity as USNS ‘Comfort’ Hospital Ship arrives in Grenada

INCREASED HELICOPTER ACTIVITY TO FACILITATE GRENADA/USA MEDICAL MISSION

ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 – GIS: The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), the Ministry of Health and Social Security and the USNS Comfort (Hospital Ship) hereby notify the General Public, that as a result of the “GRENADA/USA Medical Mission Comfort 2019”, there be will be increased helicopter activity in the Southern part of the island between the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship and the Maurice Bishop International Airport, today (Friday 13) and Saturday, 14 September 2019, respectively.

UH-60 Black Hawk taking off from the ‘USNS Comfort’ anchored outside St. George’s

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This is necessary to facilitate the timely transfer, set up and installment of medical equipment, accessories and stations in time for the official start of the medical mission on Sunday, 15 September, 2019.

Please note that during the week of Sunday, 15 to Saturday, 21 September, 2019 persons requiring surgeries may be flown to the ship to facilitate same.

The RGPF, the Ministry of Health and the USNS Comfort (Hospital Ship) solicit the support and understanding of the general public.

 

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