3 Sep 2005

Medical checkups for Marshallese children who don't get routine treatment

8:43 am on 3 September 2005

Hundreds of Marshall Islands schoolchildren have received their first medical and dental checkups as a result of a recent visit by the American warship, the USS Boxer.

Naval medics treated more than 1500 Marshallese school children who don't receive routine medical and dental care.

Boxer's medical department treated a variety of afflictions from skin infections to diabetes while the dental department performed routine exams, fluoride treatments and more than 1-hundred and 50 oral surgeries.