CMAT deploys primary medical team to Bangladesh
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 – BRANTFORD, CANADA – CMAT announced today that a Canadian four-member team consisting of advanced care paramedics and a nurse practitioner have departed for Bangladesh yesterday evening.
Team members and their home cities include:
- Ms. Kathy Harms (Team Leader, Vancouver BC),
- Ms. Deborah Exelby (Advanced Care Paramedic from Victoria BC),
- Mr. Chris Kaley (Advanced Care Paramedic, Vancouver BC) and
- Ms. Carolyn Davies (Nurse Practitioner, Amherstburg, ON)
All but Mr. Kaley have previously deployed to Pakistan in 2005 after the catastrophic quake which killed more than 90,000 persons. Devastating floods have ravaged India and Bangladesh for several weeks. An initial Canadian assessment team was deployed to Dhaka on August 18.