Emergency Response

Project Emergency Response

Provide an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) field hospital as well as medication, to support the Sabah State Health Department’s efforts in the emergency response in Lahad Datu

Project Partners • Ministry of Health Malaysia • Sabah Health Department • Malaysia Airlines • Malaysia Civil Defense

Field Hospital

Locations Felda Sahabat , Lahad Datu , Sabah
Period 14 March – 29 March 2013

Emergency Rescue Unit activation to accommodate 25 patients

The 2013 Lahad Datu standoff arose after 235 Filipino militants,
some of whom were armed, arrived by boat in Lahad Datu,
Sabah, Malaysia from Simunul island, Tawi-Tawi in the southern
Philippines on 11 February 2013.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
MERCY Malaysia deployed seven volunteers including two staff
members and five Emergency Response Unit (ERU) members to
provide logistical support to the Sabah State Health Department in
response to their request. The team worked together with the state
health department to provide support and to help increase the
capacity of the local rural health clinic located at Pusat Kesihatan
Felda Sahabat. MERCY Malaysia built up ERU in-patient module
to accommodate up to 50 patients.

The team attended the cluster meetings from the health department
and various response team. The team managed to accommodate
more than 25 patients in the medical tent. The mission ended on
March 2 2013.