AMDA Emergency Bulletin VII: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief
AMDA’s relief team in Talca, Chile, is about to conduct relief activities in the coastal region of Constitucion that was greatly affected by the quake-induced tsunami. As of now, the following activities have been planned for Mar. 23rd.
- The team will leave for Constitucion from Talca's army base where AMDA is currently stationed at.
- Will store the relief goods after arriving at Constitucion Hospital followed by a briefing with its head and staff. The hospital will be used as a hub.
- Will initiate the relief activities in two teams.
- One coordinator will remain at the said hospital to direct the activities and act as a liaison between the two teams, the Chilean Army and the health bureau of Talca.
Team-1 will conduct infant health check in collaboration with Constitucion Hospital with its pediatricians and nurses. The health check is based on a government-driven infant health check program. The targeted recipients will be 100 babies allegedly malnourished due to the earthquake. Medicine will be provided if needed.
Team-2 will conduct mobile distribution of relief goods for the households with infants. An ambulance owned by the municipality will be used to go around the villages that have not yet received sufficient assistance. The Chilean Army's ER team will be backing up the relief.