HHS Emergency Response in Haiti: Summary Report, Jan. 20
HHS response updates today include:
- HHS medical teams had treated more than 5,000 patients since they began providing patient care in Haiti.*
- The most common medical conditions being treated are traumatic injuries and exacerbations of chronic disease.
- HHS teams from around the U.S. are providing medical care at several locations in and around Port au Prince
- A Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and a surgical team from Massachusetts are providing medical care including surgeries at site near GHESKIO clinic
- A DMAT from Florida is providing medical care at a clinic at the U.S. Embassy
- A DMAT team from Georgia is providing triage medical support at Port Varreaux for patients who are being transported to Comfort
- Medical teams from California and New Jersey are providing medical support at forward operating base Gray in Petionville – this is co-located with a food and water distribution site
- More than 5,100 Americans returning from Haiti have been assisted so far.
*The number of patients HHS medical teams have assisted has been updated as reporting has improved. An additional 1,300 patients were seen on Jan. 19.