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International SOS Responds to Sichuan Earthquake

Friday, May 16, 2008 General News J E 4
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BEIJING, May 16 International SOS, the world's leadingprovider of assistance services, has activated its medical and logisticsresources in its Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore alarm centers to assist thevictims of the earthquake in Sichuan Province.

International SOS has mobilized a nine-member response team which includedmedical professionals to Chengdu on May 13. A temporary alarm center has alsobeen set up in Chengdu manned by a senior operations director.

An International SOS doctor has also been deployed to support the BeijingRed Cross since May 13 in their rescue efforts. The team has since moved fromDeyang to Mianzhu.

The International SOS rescue team in Chengdu are visiting all mainhospitals to render assistance to members and clients. Working with the localtreating doctors and hospitals, the team will assess the medical conditions ofaffected International SOS members and develop a plan of action for them toreceive appropriate medical care.

Ongoing medical and safety advice and assistance, crisis decision supportwill continue to be provided 24 hours via the International SOS network ofalarm centres around the world.

At this very difficult time, we send our condolences to the victims andtheir families affected by the disaster. International SOS will do all we canto provide assistance to our clients, members and victims.

About International SOS

Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS(http://www.internationalsos.com) helps organizations manage the health andsafety risks facing their travelers and global workforce. Its services rangefrom consultancy and planning services to 24-hour medical and security adviceand assistance. It also provides emergency medical and security evacuationswhen there is a critical illness, accident or civil unrest. Last year, thecompany handled over 810,000 assistance cases, including more than 16,000evacuations.

SOURCE International SOS
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