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IDF delegation to Philippines treated 370 patients thus far
Delegations sets up field hospital, tends to 370 patients, 150 of whom children on first day. Teams include medical, maintenance personnel
IDF teams of the Medical Corps and the Home Front Command have concluded the setting up of a field hospital in the city of Bogo. During its first day, even before setting up was completed, the field hospital had treated some 370 patients, 150 of whom were children.

 

Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, has claimed the lives of thousands, and international medical teams are toiling at saving the lives of survivors.

 

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The IDF and local authorities have decided to set up the Israeli hospital at the island of Cebu and not in the City of Tacloban, seeing as international teams are already located in Tacloban.

 

Israeli delegation (Video: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

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The Israeli team, which includes doctors, paramedics and nurses, has been performing surgeries and assisting with deliveries. One of the women whose delivery was assisted by an Israeli team has decided to name her newborn baby Israel.

 

The Israeli field hospital is adjacent to the local hospital which has been without electricity and running water since the typhoon hit.

 

On Saturday morning, the Governor of Cebu, Hilario Davide III, visited the Israeli compound and expressed his gratitude to the delegation.

 

The Israeli delegation also includes maintenance and construction professionals who are to assist with maintenance of local facilities that sustained damages.

 

 

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