December 9th, 2019
Published on November 30th, 2017 | by Georgia Archonti0
IOM Iraq Provides Medical Assistance to Earthquake-Affected Families
On Monday, 13 November an IOM Iraq Mobile Medical Team arrived in Kani Bardina village, Warmawa district, to provide medical assistance to families, following an earthquake of 7.3 on the Richter scale the previous evening, which struck 32 kilometres from the city of Halabja in the governorate of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.
Approximately half of the 40 homes in Kani Bardina village were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake.
The IOM Mobile Medical Team is providing assistance in response to a request from the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, for medical support in the area to assist those who were injured in the earthquake. The team is receiving guidance from local health authorities.
In Kani Bardina, the Team provided primary health consultations for adults and children, and tests, treatment and medication for chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma. The few cases needing further treatment were referred to Sulaymaniyah hospital and to Halabja hospital – which was also damaged in the earthquake.
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