• Short Summary

    AS HOPE FOR SURVIVORS IN THE EARTHQUAKE SHATTERED CITY OF SKOPJE FADES, MEDICAL STAFF FROM MANY NATIONS ARE WORKING DAY AND NIGHT TO SAVE THE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

  • Description

    AS HOPE FOR SURVIVORS IN THE EARTHQUAKE SHATTERED CITY OF SKOPJE FADES, MEDICAL STAFF FROM MANY NATIONS ARE WORKING DAY AND NIGHT TO SAVE THE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

    AN AMERICAN FIELD HOSPITAL WAS FLOWN IN FROM GERMANY AS PART OF A RELIEF OPERATION ORDERED BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY IMMEDIATELY AFTER DISASTER STRUCK THE CITY.

    TWENTY-SEVEN LARGE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN WEST GERMANY ARRIVING AT HALF HOURLY INTERVALS, CARRYING LORRIES, EQUIPMENT AND STAFF, LANDED IN BELGRADE DURING THE WEEK-END. THE CONVOY MADE ITS WAY TO KUMANOVO, 37 KILOMETRES OUTSIDE SKOPJE, AND IMMEDIATELY BEGAN SETTING UP THE HOSPITAL. BY MONDAY THE HOSPITAL, COMPLETE WITH 120 BEDS, 200 DOCTORS, NURSES, MEDICAL ORDERLIES, AND NECESSARY EQUIPMENT, WAS READY FOR USE.

    IT IS BELIEVED THAT ABOUT 2,500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND EXTENSIVE MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN IN SKOPJE TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF DISEASE.

    TODAY (TUESDAY) THE MANY TEMPORARY HOSPITALS IN THE CITY BEGAN THE COMPULSORY VACCINATION OF THE POPULATION AND RESCUE TEAMS. THERE IS A COMPLETE BAN ON PRIVATE TRANSPORT WITH ONLY CARS WITH SPECIAL PERMITS ALLOWED INTO THE TOWN IN ORDER TO KEEP THE STREETS CLEAR FOR DEMOLITION TEAMS.

    AMERICA IS ONE OF MANY COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE GIVEN HELP. THE OFFICIAL YUGOSLAV NEWS AGENCY ALSO LISTS: RUSSIA, BRITAIN, ALBANIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ISRAEL, POLAND, INDIA, DENMARK, LIBERIA, AND FRANCE AMONG THE MANY COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE GIVEN HELP. PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE OFFERED TO LOOK AFTER ORPHANED CHILDREN FROM THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UJPBTBXYKTQG7FYURZ4M6B0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UJPBTBXYKTQG7FYURZ4M6B0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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