Many patients for humedica doctors

Organization has taken over “Mother of Mercy” hospital – Mobile team reaches surrounding area – Supply situation improved

by Steffen Richter,  2013/11/18

Meanwhile, 14 medically trained people, amongst them eleven doctors, and seven coordinators are working for the humedica disaster operation on the Philippines. And even if the general situation has improved a bit, the helpers are needed urgently.

“Today, we have experienced a real rush of patients in the hospital, which we have taken over in the heart of Tacloban, as the news had spread that the hospital re-opened”, reports Wolfgang Groß, Monday afternoon by telephone.

The humedica managing director had accompanied the relief items transport flight which had started on Friday evening from Hamburg and which could be realized in cooperation with the Airbus foundation and Philippine Airlines, using the ferry flight of a new A321 for the transport of a new medical team and of urgently needed relief items into the catastrophe region.

On Sunday, they reached Tacloban and the new team could immediately be put into action. “We split our team. The bigger part of it could assure the operating of the hospital, the second part, as a mobile team, drove to a village which had not been cared for, so far”, says Groß.

humedica will assure the running of the “Mother of Mercy” hospital and will, with the support of the US army, also see to the repairing of the building which had especially been damaged on its upper part. After that, the medical teams will be able to use all the hospital’s potentials.

Before the catastrophe, the “Mother of Mercy” hospital used to be a very well equipped facility. A fact, the humedica staff are benefitting from, now. “Despite the damages, smaller interventions could already be performed”, adds Wolfgang Groß.

humedica explicitly thanks all sponsors and partners until this date, some of them have been: Scandinavian Children’s Mission (SCM), BILD hilft e.V. “Ein Herz für Kinder”, stars4kids – Stiftung Profifußballer helfen Kindern (foundation professional soccer players help children), Apotheker helfen e.V., as well as many private sponsors and initiatives and all current and future team members.

humedica is still soliciting for further directed donations for our disaster operations in the Philippines.

      humedica e. V.
      Reference “Typhoon Philippines”
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

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Possibilities of interviews: There is the possibility to interview our three teams in Tacloban. Moreover, we now dispose of moving images footage free of charge. If you are interested, please contact our press officer Steffen Richter or our PR assistant Lina Koch.

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