The field hospital operated by Indonesian Emergency Medical Team (EMT) was crowded by around 325 patients on Sunday (26/2);one day before it ended their emergency medical mission in Hassa, Hatay Province, Turkiye.
Stories about the service closing spread around the people. Despite surpassing its daily capacity, namely 150 patients, all Ina-EMT doctors and staff still served the patients until 9 pm local time.
Indonesian Ambassador to Turkiye,Lalu Muhammad Iqbal in a written statement on Monday(26/2)explained that Ina-EMT officially ended their mission on February 27, 2023. However, all the field hospitals will be given to the Turkish Health Ministry that will continue the operation with Turkish staff and doctors for the next three months. According toAmbassadorIqbal, Turkiyealso had listed and will add more ambulances and medical equipment needed at the field hospitals.
The Indonesian field hospital to be handed over consisted of 18 tents belonging to MDMC Muhammadiyah and Health Ministry, as well as 11 large supporting tents of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Health Ministry, National Police, and National Army.
Starting its operation on February 15, 2023, the Indonesian staff and doctors will leave Hassa City, Hatayfor Ankaraon February 28, 2023.