Kaiser Sending Doctors to Help with Tsunami Relief
Several Kaiser doctors from Northern California are headed to Sri Lanka and Indonesia to help out with tsunami relief efforts.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Kaiser is sending two small teams of physicians. Among the doctors is Hernando Garzon (gar-ZONE) who practices at the Sacramento Medical Center. He says it’ll be a demanding two week-stint. One of the things we expect is to be surprised by what we find. I think there’s a real problem with getting the resources at hand, both personnel and medical equipment wise to the areas that are needed. So, I think we’re expecting a lot of challenges in terms of getting set up in a situation where we can actually provide effective medical care for the refugees. Garzon will be going to Colombo, Sri Lanka with his collage from Kaiser’s Sacramento Medical Center – rheumatologist Christine Fernando. They’ll stay at various relief camps where they will provide trauma and acute care to tsunami victims and their families. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.