Conclusion of International Disaster Relief Medical Assistance Activities by SDF Units in Response to the Large-Scale Earthquake Disaster in the Republic of Haiti
February 12, 2010
Ministry of Defense
In regard to the large-scale earthquake in the Republic of Haiti, the International Disaster Relief Medical Assistance Team for Haiti has carried out medical relief activities for approximately three weeks from January 23 in the city of L?og?ne in the country. As of February 11, local time, the team has provided medical care to a total of 2,675 people.
Considering the situation in the field, more than 80% of the medical care is being provided for ailments unrelated to the earthquake and local medical institutions have resumed medical care, so today the Minister of Defense issued an order to conclude the international disaster relief activities after the completion of the final operation on February 13, local time.
At the Episcopal School of Nursing in L?og?ne where the SDF team is conducting activities, the Japanese Red Cross Society is scheduled to take over the medical activities on February 14, local time after the SDF team has terminated their activities.
The outline of the order to the SDF team concerning the conclusion of International Disaster Relief Activities is as follows:
1. The final day of medical relief activities will be February 13, local time.
2. An ASDF C-130H transportation aircraft will transport the personnel and materials of the Medical Assistance Team, etc. from the Republic of Haiti to the United States by February 16, local time.
3. A government aircraft will transport personnel and materials of the Medical Relief Team, etc. from the United States to Japan by February 18, Japan time.
(This is a provisional translation for reference purpose only.)
The original text is in Japanese.
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