The Israel Defense Forces emergency medical team left the Philippines
11 days after arriving there to aid typhoon victims.
medical team vacated the IDF’s emergency field hospital in Bogo City on Monday
after treating more than 2,600 patients, including 800 children. The team also
conducted 52 surgeries and delivered 36 babies.
A European Union
delegation replaced the IDF team, which left behind a range of medical supplies,
including an X-ray machine and equipment for the delivery of
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving at
least 5,000 dead.
“It was moving to see all of those people, what
happened to them after the storm,” said Lt.- Col. (res.) Hadar Marom, who ran
the field hospital’s adult clinic, during a conference call with the media from
Bogo City. “All of them lost their roofs and some lost their houses.”