The medical volunteer’s plan was to provide urgent medical care to the inhabitants of the towns that were destroyed by the pyroplastic flow. Inside the shelter, they quickly set up a makeshift clinic with two cots, a couple of desks and a medication shelf. Rudimentary, nevertheless, effective. Hundreds of the 400 people sheltered rushed to the emergency clinic looking to relief skin burns, eye irritation and asthma and panic attacks the suffered due to the lava flow or debris from the eruption.
From the second day of the catastrophe, our medical volunteers covered the clinic 24 hors a day, 7 days a week for a total of 3 weeks. Using the data collection toolset, patient referral system and paper based medical charts from VOLUNCA, doctors were able to provide good quality and continuity of care.