AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake
On Oct.1st, AMDA Headquarters in Japan dispatched a medical team comprised of one doctor and one physical therapist to the disaster stricken Padang, Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The team will be joining with AMDA Indonesia upon their arrival in Jakarta in the evening of Oct. 2nd, and leave for the affected area on Oct. 3rd.
Currently, AMDA Indonesia's first team of three medical professionals is already on their way to the affected site. A strong earthquake, registering 7.6 Richter scale, originating at 80km depth under sea level, hit the coast of Padang on Sept. 30th. Many buildings including hospitals and hotels were destroyed and thousands of people were buried under the rubble. According to Indonesia's Social Affairs Ministry (as of Oct. 1st), the death toll has risen up to 467.