IDF medical aid delegation returns home from Japan

After treating 220 patients in 2 weeks, team leaves majority of medical equipment to be used by local doctors providing care in Minamisanriku.

April 11, 2011 19:16
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The IDF medical aid delegation to Japan.

IDF medical aid delegation to Japan 311. (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)


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The IDF medical aid delegation to Japan will be returning to Israel after providing care to residents of Minamisanriku over the past two weeks, the IDF Spokesperson reported on Monday.

Physicians from the IDF Medical Crops treated 220 patients during the duration of their stay.

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X-ray machinery, lab equipment and the majority of other medical equipment transported and used by the IDF team in Japan will remain in the country. The equipment will be used by doctors and other local authorities providing treatment to Minamisanriku and the surrounding area.

The delegation was composed of Medical Corps specialists, search-and-rescue experts from the Home Front Command and logistics and communication personnel.

The delegation is expected at the Nevatim Israel Air Force base on Tuesday morning.

The delegation was thanked for its service in a ceremony held on Sunday night.

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