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India dispatches Indian Army field hospital to Turkey to make 30 bedded medical facility

The first component left on IAF’s C17 with critical care specialists and surgeons. They are also carrying X-ray machines, ventilators, OTs and other important equipment.

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New Delhi: India has dispatched an Indian Army field hospital to disaster-hit Turkey with a 45-member medical team to make a 30 bedded medical facility. The first component left on IAF’s C17 with critical care specialists and surgeons. They are also carrying X-ray machines, ventilators, OTs and other important equipment.

Before the medical staff, India sent batches of NDRF for relief and rescue work in earthquake-hit areas. The NDRF team has dog squads, search and rescue equipment and extrication tools with them. The External Affairs Ministery tweeted and shared the news about the two batches of NDRF sent for relief work under Humanitarian And
Disaster Relief (HADR).

India and some other countries are coming forward to help Turkey and other disaster-hit Middle Eastern countries including Syria. The Turkish government has also acknowledged India’s efforts and has thanked the government for the same.

Turkey witnessed a horrifying earthquake of magnitude 7.8, followed by another of 7.6. Since then, reportedly, at least 100 aftershocks of 4.0 or greater magnitude have occurred in the country. The death toll has crossed 5,000 while more than 20,000 people have been injured. According to reports, over 850 people have lost their lives in Syria due to the disaster.

Turkey earthquake

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in 10 provinces hit by massive earthquakes. As per the updates, more than 8,000 people have been rescued.

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