Turkey

Turkey earthquake: Urgently Needed Material

The following is a list of the medical and other emergency relief material which is needed by the Turkish authorities and medical teams.

Individuals or institutions who would like to make donations can contact the Turkish Red Crescent in Istanbul at 90-212-227 51 64 or 90-212-227 51 71. The address to which the donations can be sent is:

KIZILAY ISTANBUL SUBESI
Nispetiye Caddesi
Deryadil Sokak No.1
Besiktas - Istanbul

An alternative point of contact is the office of the Deputy Governor of Istanbul. Their number is 90-212-663 62 96.

Please note that, Turkish Airlines will be transporting donated material to Istanbul free of charge on its flights from New York, Chicago and Miami.

The Turkish Red Crescent will be taking care of the customs and entry clearance procedures upon the arrival of donated goods in Turkey.

The numbers for the Turkish Airlines cargo offices in those cities are below:

New York: (718) 244-7760
Chicago: (773) 462-9222
Miami : (305) 871- 9000

InterAction, a US Non-governmental organization, is also organizing a relief campaign. they can be contacted at (202) 662-8227.

URGENTLY REQUIRED MATERIAL
as of August 19, 1999

CATEGORY I

Tents
Body Bags
Surgical Gloves
Surgical Masks
Blankets
Sanitary equipment
First Aid equipment
Special foam (Alcohol resistant, FFF brand, 50 tons)

CATEGORY II

Mobile toilets
Mobile clinics
Power generators
Satellite communications equipment
Water purifiers
Blood transfusion units
Orthopedic material (i.e. platinum ASIF screws & plates, intramedullary nails, external fixations, artificial limbs)
Concrete demolishers (to be mounted on excavators, 100 pieces)
Hydraulic shears (to be mounted on excavators, 100 pieces)
Jackhammers
Mobile welding equipment with own power generators (40 pieces)
Mechanical shears/spreaders
Oxygen sets that cut through concrete blocks and heavy steel in seconds
Flexible tube-type cameras to look under rubble
Handheld infrared detectors
Helmets
Hydraulic tools and heavy duty power drills
High pressure rescue bags

OTHER URGENTLY NEEDED MEDICINES AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Bandages Flasters
Plaster cast
Splinters (of wire and wood)
Sterilised bandages
Oxygenated water
Various stiching materials (sterile surgical catgut plain and surgical silk)
Surgical kits
Cut down sets
Urinary sonda (foley sonda and nelaton sonda)
Urinary bags
Physiological serum
Dextroz %5
Intrakets and branules (Intravascular canule)
Serum kits
Glass tubes for blood type detection (10 cc)
Fortum flasks (Ceftazidime pentahydrate)
Glidop Amp (50 ml)
Aminosterile L-400
Mobile oxygen sets
Mobile aspiration sets
Ambu (for the respiratory system)
Cotton
Gentamisin amp.
Tamol syrup
Bactrim syrup and tablets
Insomin drj
Citanest flasks
Ringer lactat 500 cc
Mediflex
Wooden back support
Airway for children and adults
Sodiumbicarbonate
Triangular bandages
Injectors (5 cc and 10 cc)
Cortisol (Predinizolon-Dekort)
Diyazem
Atropin
Adrenaline
Voltaren amp tablet
Jetokain
Novalgin amp tablet
Mannitol
Macrodex ve Reomacrodex
Lasix amp
Transamin amp
K vit amp
Baticon sol
Doxium
Diazomid
Neck supports
Turnstiles
Lancet
Local disinfectant
Alfoxil syrup
Amoksina tb
Furacin cream
Silverdin cream
Doloadamon tb
Kuilil tb
Asprin tablets
Laringoscopes
Emergency aid belts
Blood counters (Coulter brand)
Portable X-ray machines
Portable electrocardiography apparatus
Portable generator
Portable bed side monitor
Respiration apparatus
Portable chlorination apparatus
Pulvarizators
Water tanks
Portable toilets
Waste disposal machines
Mobile hospitals with 25-bed-capacity
Blood bags
Mobile cold storage depot
Serum of gas gangrene
Thythoid vaccines
Artificial respiration equipments
Compressor apparatus