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Illinois to transfer medical equipment for earthquake recovery efforts in Turkey

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency announced the release of emergency medical supplies to support disaster relief efforts in Turkey and provide humanitarian aid following the February earthquake. The transfer of medical supplies will include basic and advanced life support equipment, bedside monitors, wheelchairs, operating room equipment as well as ventilators for advanced critical care and long-term treatment of earthquake survivors. It is estimated that over 41,000 people have died from the initial earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
“The recent earthquakes in the large Kahramanmaras region have had a devastating impact on countless families and communities,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Here in Illinois, we lend a helping hand whenever we can, and we are proud to have medical supplies that can directly serve those in affected areas with immediate life-saving results.”

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