Monday, January 18, 2010

HHS Providing Emergency Medical Care For Haitians

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services medical response teams are providing medical care in Haiti at several locations, including an orphanage where they are treating more than 300 patients, most with acute medical problems.

“With more medical teams in place, we will be able to significantly increase the numbers of people getting medical attention,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

There are 265 HHS medical personnel are now in Haiti, assisting with emergency medical care.

The Administration for Children and Families' Office of Refugee Resettlement continues to receive, repatriate, and provide services to American citizens being flown to U. S. military bases.

Nearly 3,000 Americans returning from Haiti have been assisted so far. In addition to getting medical attention for travelers, ORR also assists them with food, short-term lodging, transportation, and arranging onward flights in the United States.

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