Printer Friendly

HHS Medical Teams Providing Medical Care in Haiti.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) medical response teams are providing medical care in Haiti at several locations, including an orphanage where they are treating more than 300 patients, most with acute medical problems.

Today, members of HHS's Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and its International Medical Surgical Response Team will see patients at a few locations, including the GHESKIO clinic in Port-au-Prince and the Haitian Coast Guard base in Killick, Haiti.

"With more medical teams in place, we will be able to significantly increase the numbers of people getting medical attention," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

There are 265 HHS medical personnel are now in Haiti, assisting with emergency medical care.

The Administration for Children and Families' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) continues to receive, repatriate, and provide services to American citizens being flown to U.S. military bases.

Nearly 3,000 Americans returning from Haiti have been assisted so far. In addition to getting medical attention for travelers, ORR also assists them with food, short-term lodging, transportation, and arranging onward flights in the United States.

"Our thanks go to all of those contributing to the rescue and relief efforts in Haiti," said Secretary Sebelius. "We can be tremendously proud of the work Americans are doing and will continue to do on the ground."

Medical personnel who wish to assist in Haiti can register at

For updates on the situation in Haiti and information on how to help, Americans are encouraged to visit

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at
COPYRIGHT 2010 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Date:Jan 19, 2010
Previous Article:U.S. Green Building Council Orange County Chapter Presents "Do Green Buildings Pay?".
Next Article:Ecolab to Donate More Than $500,000 to Haiti Relief Efforts.

Related Articles
Removing bottlenecks: how the HIPAA privacy rule may impact care coordination and healthcare quality--and steps HHS can take to protect them. (HIPAA...

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters