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Medical Aid

Singapore has established a medical camp at the Secata military camp outside Banda Aceh, which primary objectives include providing outpatient treatment and on-the-spot surgeries.

The medical team, which comprises of 6 doctors and 6 nurses from private hospitals, and 6 Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel, serves between 100 and 120 patients a day. In addition, the camp serves as a temporary shelter to approximately 3000 tsunami survivors.

References

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