The United States Hospital ship "Hope" has begun is mission of mercy in Indonesian waters.?
LV Ambulance arrives with patients
MLV Doctors and nurses at wharf
MS American nurse takes baby from ambulance
CU Nurse holds baby
MLS Male patient goes up to hospital ship
MV Indonesian nurse takes child to hospital ship
MS Women patients going up to hospital ship
MS PAN..American nurse to patients in waiting room
MS American nurse takes child to ward
MS Patients in waiting room
MS Patient in on stretcher
MS Male patient (only European among the sick) going into ward
MLS Nurse and patient in ward
MLS Patient to be X-rayed
CU American doctor (Mr Phillips)
MS patient being X-rayed
LS X-rayed room and apparatus
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Background: The United States Hospital ship "Hope" has begun is mission of mercy in Indonesian waters. At Tanjong Priok, the port for Djakarta, capital of Indonesia, the first patients were taken to the ship by ambulance Oct 22. They were all surgical cases, and the first were operated on Oct 24. More patients went on board the ship late the same day.
American staff on the ship has been augmented by Indonesian nurses and doctors who will receive special training in the treatment of all types of diseases. The 'Hope' project. financed by private subscription in the United States, will operate for seven months in Indonesian waters. Main aim is to offer facilities for special training of doctors and nurses.
Operations on the ship were observed by some two hundred Indonesian doctor and students by means of closed circuit television.
Patients so far taken on board included Indonesian adults and children and one elderly European man. After documentation and being welcomed on board by the staff, patients were quickly moved to war wards. A number were X-rayed soon after arrival, and the mission of mercy was under way.