Emergency Response: Bohol Earthquake – Mobile Clinics

Project Emergency Response: Bohol Earthquake - Mobile Clinics
Objectives

Provide medical relief for the people of Bohol Island affected by earthquake

Project Partners Department of Health
Activities

Mobile clinics

Locations Bohol
Period 21 October 2013 to 16 November 2013
Accomplishments

17 mobile clinics with a total of 2,135 patients

Background
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Philippines which
affected the provinces in the Visayas part of Mindanao, on October
15 2013 at 8.12 AM. The epicentre was in Sagbayan, Bohol and it
struck at a depth of 33 kilometres.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
MERCY Malaysia deployed two medical teams for the duration
of the operations in Bohol. The teams worked together with the
Department of Health for the whole duration of the emergency
effort. From the coordination with Central Command Centre
(under the coordination of Department of Health), the teams
were assigned to work in three municipalities of Bohol namely
Sagbayan, Clarin and Inabanga. However, MERCY Malaysia also
operated in the municipalities of Tubigon and Maribojoc as other
medical aid groups left due to Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Visayas
on November 8.

The first team of volunteers (two doctors, one medical assistant,
one logistician and one programme officer) arrived in Tagbilaran
City, Bohol on 21 October 2013 and the second team replaced
them on 4 November 2013. The mission ended on 16 November
2013. MERCY Malaysia organised 17 mobile clinics in a total of
five municipalities in Bohol. A total of 2,135 patients were met
during these mobile clinics with an average of 130 patients per
mobile clinic.