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Coast Guard carries out operation to transfer patients from Santo Antão to São Vicente

Mindelo, Oct 25 (Inforpress) – The Joint Rescue Coordination Center of the Coast Guard carried out two operations this Sunday to transfer patients from the island of Santo Antão to São Vicente, via the Ilhéu dos Pássaros ship.

According to a note from the Coast Guard, the first operation took place at the request of the director of the João Morais Regional Hospital (HRJM), in Ribeira Grande, to transfer a patient, 34 years old, with a twin pregnancy, who needed to receive gino-obstetrics care at the Baptista de Sousa Hospital (HBS), in São Vicente.

The second, he said in the same note, was requested by the Hospital of Porto Novo Emergency to transfer an old woman of 70 years with an exposed fracture, resulting from a home accident.

According to the Coast Guard the two operations took place within safety standards, the two patients were accompanied by nurses and performed COVID-19 tests.



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