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International SOS Responds to Sichuan Earthquake

Submitted by: International SOS

Categories: Volunteerism, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 16, 2008 – 09:12 AM EST


May 16 /CSRwire/ - BEIJING, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, the world's leading provider of assistance services, has activated its medical and logistics resources in its Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore alarm centers to assist the victims of the earthquake in Sichuan Province.

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

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

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

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

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

About International SOS

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

International SOS members in China are available for comment

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Miller Fleishman-Hillard
Phone: +1-202-857-2209
Phone 2: +1-202-316-0147
Erin Giordano International SOS
Phone: +1-215-942-8078
Phone 2: 1-267-242-0875


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