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Israel to set up medical facility in the Philippines Featured

An advanced medical facility, equipped with approximately 100 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies from Israel, will be established in the city of Bogo in the northern province of Cebu to provide medical care for disaster casualties.
President Peres: "We hope that the aid provided by the State of Israel will help ease the suffering of the people of the Philippines."
An Israeli delegation of experts in the fields of search, rescue and medicine left on Sunday night (10 November) for the Philippines, which was struck by a natural disaster earlier today. The rescuers are part of the IDF’s Home Front Command.

A six-member advance team – four people from the IDF Home Front Command and two from the Foreign Ministry – will evaluate what is needed on the ground before Israel sends a larger mission.

The team landed in Manila at 20:00 local time and will depart for Tacloban, where they will perform a thorough situation assessment, including an infrastructure evaluation, that will determine the best rapid response Israel can provide to the government and people of the Philippines.

Update:

A 147 member delegation left for the Philippines on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Following assessment, it was decided to locate the medical facility in Bogo, in the northern province of Cebu. While headlines have mostly focused on chaos in and around Tacloban City, the typhoon also left a trail of violent destruction on Cebu Island, where the most basic of necessities are lacking. Provincial officials say as many as 90 percent of buildings on the north of Cebu were badly damaged by winds and rain, which also flattened crops, downed power lines and blocked roads.

Two Israeli planes carrying personnel and equipment have landed in Cebu. The medical teams are en route to Bogo, and the equipment is being unloaded for transfer by 30 trucks.

An advanced multi-department medical facility, equipped with approximately 100 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies from Israel, will be rapidly established to provide medical care for disaster casualties, operated by IDF doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, mental health professionals, x-ray technician, and lab workers.

The delegation comprises members of the National Search and Rescue Unit of the Home Front Command headed by the unit commander, Colonel Ramtin Sabti, as well as senior doctors in the IDF Medical Corps, headed by the Vice Surgeon General of the IDF Medical Corps, Colonel Doctor Dudu Dagan.

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