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Iran dispatches medical team to Haiti

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA -- Iran's Red Crescent Society dispached first group of Iranian doctors and relief workers to the quake-hit Haiti.

Iran's Red Crescent Society said that Iranian medical team consisted of five doctors, three nurses, six relief workers will arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, via Venezuela.

Iranian medical team are going to establish a mobile clinic and distribute medicine to the Haitian people .

The team will stay in Haiti for one month and a second Iranian medical team will depart to the country next week.

In the meantime, Iran has dispatched 30 tons of humanitarian aid including food, tents and medicine to Haiti.

Tents, sugar, tuna fish and detergents are among Iran's aid supplies to the disaster-hit nation.

The devastating earthquake that hit the nation has prompted countries across the globe to forward medical teams and relief supplies to the country in order to assist the survivors of the tragic incident.

A devastating earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing thousands.

Haitian Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime says the death toll from the devastating earthquake that hit the nation could reach 200,000.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 904784



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