Navigation Links
AmeriCares Establishes Field Hospital in China
Date:6/10/2008

Efforts to Focus on Meeting Long-Term Health Needs of Earthquake Survivors in Sichuan Province

STAMFORD, Conn., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares today announced it has completed construction of a field hospital in Qingchuan, an area where 250,000 residents lost their only hospital following China's 7.9-magnitude earthquake on May 12. Designed to address the region's long-term medical needs, the hospital will be stocked and occupied immediately. Qingchuan was severely affected by the initial earthquake and has suffered many aftershocks.

"The field hospital our team has built in Qingchuan will restore the vital ability for doctors to provide inpatient services and long-term care for survivors of the earthquake," said Curt Welling, president and CEO of AmeriCares. "In addition to providing this new field hospital, AmeriCares staff and partners on the ground in China are working tirelessly to support the recovery efforts and to develop plans for the ongoing health care needs in the affected regions."

Currently, Qingchuan's medical needs are being addressed in improvised structures that can only provide outpatient services. More serious cases cannot be treated at the current facility and must be referred to the nearest hospital, more than three hours away.

Staffed by local Chinese doctors and equipped by AmeriCares, the field hospital comes in advance of the shipment of other critically needed medical supplies, including anesthetics and nutritionals for diabetics to the Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital in Chengdu, a water purification treatment that will provide clean water to 30,000 children in Guanyuan Prefecture, where Qingchuan County is located, as well as delivering additional medicines and medical supplies to supplement our initial delivery on May 22. AmeriCares was one of the first private relief organizations to provide aid to Chengdu, the capital of the hard-hit Sichuan Province.

Northwest Airlines donated the transportation costs for delivering the field hospital, which is a product of Blu-Med Response Systems.

To learn more about AmeriCares and to find out how to support the relief effort in China, visit americares.org.

About AmeriCares

AmeriCares is a private, nonprofit international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $7.5 billion in humanitarian aid to 137 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.americares.org.

Media contacts:

Peggy Atherlay

203-658-9626

patherlay@americares.org

Kate Homan

202-585-2502

khoman@webershandwick.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE AmeriCares
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AmeriCares Purchases BLU-MED Portable Hospital for China Earthquake Relief
2. AmeriCares Ships Medicines and Medical Supplies to Earthquake Victims in China
3. AmeriCares Delivers Life-Saving Aid to Myanmar
4. AmeriCares Relief Worker Arrives in Myanmar
5. AmeriCares Sends Emergency Aid to Kenya
6. AmeriCares Passes $7 Billion Mark in Aid Distributed
7. AmeriCares and International Medical Corps Airlift Relief for Cholera Outbreak In Iraq
8. AmeriCares Airlifts Relief to Nicaragua and Honduras
9. InterComponentWare Establishes ICW Labs
10. Paramount Farms Establishes Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Understanding of the Health Benefits of Pistachios
11. Carl Marks Establishes New Healthcare Business Unit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition ... the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market ... can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host ... items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for ... The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major ... to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ... Aspen Surgical facility in Las Piedras, Puerto ... scalpels and blades. ... that the facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss ... Maria. Repairs have been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Ill. , Oct. 5, 2017  In ... Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released ... opioids – to be used as a first-line ... pain. Recognizing ... the AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee , ... 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care ... "In an interoperable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: