Israeli Hospital in Philippines Treats Hundreds a Day – Mitch Ginsburg (Times of Israel)
The Israeli field hospital on the island of Cebu in the Philippines has become the central medical facility for a population of 250,000 and is treating 300 patients per day, Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Ofer Merin, who otherwise serves as deputy director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, said Sunday.
The staff have treated over 710 people thus far, the bulk of them suffering from injuries sustained in the typhoon. 12 babies have been born in the field hospital.
“We all know that when there is a disaster – wherever it happens in the world – everyone is ready to drop everything and come and assist wherever we are needed,” Merin said.
The unit trains precisely for such scenarios and has had extensive experience, most recently in Haiti in 2010 and Japan in 2011.