A five-person medical team from Israel’s Hadassah Medical Organization, a top Israeli medical center in Jerusalem, is on the ground in Turkey helping to save the lives of earthquake victims as part of an official Israeli aid delegation.
The Hadassah team members are senior intensive care physician Marc Romain, MD; emergency medicine specialist Avraham Alpert, MD; anesthesiologist Yuval Meroz, MD; pediatrician Itai Basel, MD; and intensive care nurse Avital Dotan.
The delegation has been organized by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel’s army, and by Israel’s Ministry of Health. The IDF is setting up a field hospital in Turkey to aid survivors of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck the Turkish-Syrian border.
“Hadassah medical relief teams will always go wherever in the world they are needed,” said Yoram Weiss, MD, Director General, Hadassah Medical Organization. “In the past year, Hadassah doctors and nurses provided significant assistance to refugees from Ukraine by establishing a Hadassah clinic on the Ukraine-Poland border, saving lives with professional and dedicated care. They will do the same in Turkey, giving their all to help earthquake victims by contributing their experience as part of the Israeli delegation."