The Mayor’s Office of Bogotá will send a team of professionals and lifeguards to San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina to help with humanitarian efforts, after the damage left by Hurricane Iota.
The District announced that, in the multidisciplinary team that will travel to the affected places, There are three doctors, a psychologist specializing in crisis intervention, four prehospital care technologists, a nursing assistant from the Directorate of Urgencies and Health Emergencies and mobile hospital centers, which will significantly help the victims after this meteorological event.
The troops sent to San Andrés will have temporary expansion modules | that will help with the adaptation of at least 30 stretchers that will serve to provide medical and basic care to those who need it most. The Secretariat reported that within the clothing sent there will also be emergency medical and trauma kits, its components have: analgesics, low-power opioids and intravenous fluids.
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The Official Fire Department of the Colombian capital announced that it will also go to the affected areas in the archipelago in order to provide humanitarian aid and guarantee the health and well-being of the victims. The Mayor’s Office assured that the specialized team that will go to this emergency mission is made up of 45 uniformed personnel and 5 members of health and engineering support, said the Bogotá Mayor’s Office.
“A USAR activation is an activation of an urban search and rescue group. Bogotá Firefighters have a certification where we guarantee support not only to Bogotá, but to Colombia through the National Unit for Risk and Disaster Management, UNGRD”, Said Diego Moreno, director of the Official Fire Department of Bogotá, in dialogue with Semana Magazine.
The District also assured that the firefighters sent to San Andrés have the necessary certifications to attend these emergencies: International certification of the United Nations, Search and Rescue of Animals in Emergencies and the aquatic rescue team.
In addition, the Mayor’s Office said that the fire department that will travel to San Andrés will have the presence of administrative and logistical personnel that will serve as support in the affected areas. In the first instance, the team will arrive in Cartagena and then they will go to San Andrés.
In addition, the uniformed men will have administrative accompaniment and logistics to support emergency teams in the area. Initially they will arrive in Cartagena from where they will depart to San Andrés.
“When there is a situation that warrants the intervention of complementary groups because the situation exceeded the response capacity, the country’s risk management systems are designed for a series of response rings that guarantee support. In this case, the Bogota Firefighters are part of that response ring to attend emergencies in San Andrés and Providencia, ”stated the District in an article in Semana Magazine.