The IDF Home Front Command and Medical Corps. Aid delegation to Japan opened an advanced medical clinic this morning. The opening ceremony was preceded by a minute of silence in honor of those who perished in the natural disaster. The mayors of Kurihara and Minamisanriku, whose towns suffered severe loss and destruction in the tsunami, attended the ceremony. During the ceremony the mayors thanked the members of the delegation for volunteering, and for their desire to help the people of Japan by providing medical care for the ill and injured.
The clinic’s first patient was the mayor of Minamisanriku, who had recently been injured. He was examined by the commander of the medical delegation, deputy to the IDF Chief Medical Officer, Col. Dr. Ofir Cohen-Marom.
The first patients began arriving at the medical clinic this morning, undergoing treatment by doctors and medical personnel. The delegation members hope to provide the citizens of the area full and comprehensive medical care in the upcoming days.