The Counter-Terrorism Centre has set up an emergency health centre in the earthquake-hit city of Antakya, Turkey with the help of the specialists from the University of Szeged's Szent-Györgyi Albert Clinical Centre. The team of three physicians of the University of Szeged, together with TEK doctors, provided emergency medical care and stabilised the condition of those rescued from the rubble. They did so with superhuman strength and endurance.
Dr. Zoltán Pető, Head of the Emergency Department of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Centre of the University of Szeged (University), Dr Tamás Molnár, physician of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy of the University and Dr Tamás Hardi, member of the Emergency Department of the University. The three specialists travelled to the earthquake site as part of the medical team at the request of the Counter-Terrorism Centre. They worked with superhuman strength and endurance, often on just a few hours sleep.
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- There were several Hungarian teams out there, and we were part of the Counter-Terrorism Centre's medical team. There were 18 of us in this group, saving and healing people together. Of the 9 healthcare colleagues 6 were doctors, three of us were from Szeged. We practically ran a mobile hospital, an emergency unit in a well-equipped camp. The others were assigned to rescue work or helping with technical and special skills. Some of the victims had been under the rubble for days - including a 14-year-old boy - and, after initial care and stabilisation, were handed over to local emergency services.