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.