I've wondered about that place for while, having met some patients who were translocated by the disaster.
This time, my hospital's going to be sending a medical relief team down. 50-strong. And they specifically asked for some volunteer physicians from my specialty. Hence the upcoming week-long trip.
They say we'll be seeing patients in makeshift tents. And no Sheraton hotel this time... we'll apparently be sleeping in tents too. Hopefully, we'll be able to make a difference there. It'll be a different experience, that's for sure. Coming from our air-conditioned, sterile, extremely efficient system to a disaster zone. Though I've had ample experience with makeshift medicine from the Free Diabetes Clinic that I volunteer at, this will be an eye-opener.