Medical Action Team PMI Deployed To Earthquake Location in Haiti

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The earthquake hit the capital city of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Tuesday afternoon local time (12 / 1). Based on data collected from the international media, an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter Scale, centered around 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince with a depth of five miles (8 km). As quoted from various media, this earthquake was the largest earthquake in Haiti in the last 200 years and it is feared killed thousands of people.

The earthquake caused tens of thousands of people homeless. Meanwhile, cut off communication networks and power outages.

For earthquake of Haiti, PMI involved in the disaster relief response by sending three senior nurses from PMI Bogor Hospital.

"They are Muchtar, Habib Prioyono, and Iwan Ridwanudin. Three members of the PMI Medical Action Team, joined the team from the Ministry of Health of Indonesia for the action of health services and first aid from the field hospital in Haiti. We expect, they will stay there for a month or more, "said dr. Saptono, Head of Secretariat PMI Bogor (15 / 1).

He added that three members of the MAT PMI has expertise specifications respectively. For example, Habib Priyono who have the ability as a radiology technician and specialized administrative field hospital in disaster area.

Reported, that a team from the PMI will join the 17 member team of field hospital direct deployment to Haiti on Friday afternoon (15 / 1) from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Field, Jakarta.

"All the big family PMI says congratulate to all members of the PMI team who involved in disaster response in Haiti. Work vigorously to exert humanitarian assistances in Haiti, "said dr. Saptono at the end of the interview .*

For more information, please contact: Head of Communication Division National Headquarter of PMI, Aswi Reksaningtyas, Tlp. 021-7992325 Ext. 201, Hp. 087882962348, Ria Thahir, Head of Public Relations Sub-Division, National Headquarter of PMI, Hp. 0816 131 0911 and 07514401572, Tlp. 021-799 2325, ext. 201. E-mail. pmi@pmi.or.id