MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, MOROCCO—Muhammadiyah has set up a field hospital in Ighermane, a village in Morroco that was heavily affected by a 6-8 magnitude earthquake on Friday (September 8). The quake killed more than 2,000 people and injured thousands more. It also caused widespread destruction, making it difficult to reach survivors.
In response to the earthquake, the Muhammadiyah Emergency Medical Team (EMT) set up a field hospital in Ighermane. The team quickly began providing medical assistance and care to the survivors, many of whom were suffering from injuries.
“Our team has opened a simple field hospital, conducted health assessment, and provided treatments. We quickly found that there were many complaints, including injuries from the earthquake,” said Al Afik, a leader of the Muhammadiyah Emergency Medical Team (EMT) and a nurse, reported on Lazismu.org on Sunday (September 18).
Afik said that the Muhammadiyah EMT will coordinate with the Muhammadiyah Special Branch (PCIM) of Morocco to implement ongoing relief efforts based on the initial assessment they carried out.
“For the next week or two, the earthquake-affected people will likely have complaints about their health. We have to come to them. We can’t expect them to come to the location. It’s very far.”
The Muhammadiyah proactive action in setting up a field hospital is expected to provide much-needed assistance and care to earthquake survivors in this isolated area.