In the framework of an agreement of institutional cooperation between Peru and the United States, called "Operation Brotherhood".
Operación Hermandad, as it is called in Spanish, is a project that consists of help received by the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship (T-AH 20) of the US Navy. It arrived on July 8 at the port of Callao to offer medical assistance and free surgeries.
“The beneficiaries are more than one hundred patients, previously selected, from the hospitals Cayetano Heredia, Sergio Bernales de Collique, Maria Auxiliadora, San Juan de Lurigancho and Carlos Lanfranco de Puente Piedra, who will undergo surgeries (ambulatory type) on board of the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship”, Andina News Agency said.
Additionally, as part of the medical assistance, attention will also be given in ophthalmology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, wound care, among others.
The "Operation Brotherhood" has medical personnel from the Navy of Peru, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico; as well as first-level professionals from the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Directorate of Callao. All of them prepared and focused on providing care and effective help to vulnerable populations.