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HHS Emergency Response in Haiti: Summary Report, Jan. 22

HHS response updates today include:

  • HHS medical teams have seen more than 7,750 patients since they began providing patient care in Haiti.
  • The most common medical conditions being treated continue to be traumatic injuries and exacerbations of chronic disease. As of midnight, Jan. 21, HHS teams had performed 25 surgeries so far and delivered six babies.
  • 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 and an HHS International Medical Surgical Response Team continue to provide patient care in a soccer field near a GHESKIO clinic in Port-au-Prince.
    • One of our Disaster Medical Assistance Teams is at a staging facility triaging patients to be flown by helicopter for treatment aboard Comfort.
    • Additional teams are providing care in and around the U.S. embassy and at a Forward Operating Base established in Petionville.
  • More than 8,600 American citizens have returned to the U.S. from Haiti as of January 21 at 9 a.m. EST through various ports of entry in Maryland, New Jersey, and Florida.  HHS Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Repatriation (ORR) assessed the travelers for immediate needs and provided over 3,500 with assistance, such as medical attention, food, short-term lodging, transportation or logistics for their onward flights in the United States.