MSF Reaches out to Chile Quake Victims

    Teams from Médecins San Frontières are deployed around quake-ravaged Chile to provide medical and psychological care to quake victims in worst-affected regions, the organization said on its Web site.

    “MSF teams have distributed medical supplies to hospitals in the heavily impacted regions of Maule and Bío Bío. They have also carried out several mobile clinics, particularly in the coastal areas of Maule, which was hit by huge waves caused by the earthquake, and in the inland region of Curepto,” MSF said.

    The MSF team, comprising 18 medical workers, is also distributing sanitary kits and shelter supplies to displaced Chileans.

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