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Friday, January 15, 2010

IDF sending field hospital to Haiti

The IDF is sending 220 people to Haiti to set up a field hospital to help in the aftermath of a massive earthquake there yesterday. Among those going are 40 doctors and 24 nurses. Most of them are leaving for Haiti on Thursday night.

The party sent to set up the hospital will include 40 doctors and 24 nurses, and is scheduled to leave Thursday evening. The hospital, capable of treating 500 patients, will include an intensive care unit, two operating rooms, a pharmacy, and an X-ray lab.

Search and rescue agents from the Homefront Command will also be included in the party.

Levy said a Home front Command delegation was currently making its way from the Dominican Republic to the quake-struck country.

The number of victims resulting from the quake has not yet been announced. The Foreign Ministry has stated that all of the Israelis deemed missing after the disaster have been contacted but for Sharona Elsaieh, daughter of late peace activist Abie Nathan.
Maybe I haven't been following this enough, but the only other country I've seen sending people there is the United States, although I did see that the UN and Cuba already have people there.

For those who want to see more pictures of the IDF preparations, you can find them here and here.


At 2:33 AM, Blogger mrzee said...

Canada also has people there already.


At 2:34 AM, Blogger Steve said...

For your interested readers, Canada is contributing forces:



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