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Local medical team heading to Haiti

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(KMOV) -- A planeload of medical supplies and Missouri doctors has landed in Haiti after taking off from Lambert Airport on Monday morning.

The Missouri team of 12, made up of doctors and nurses from St. Louis and Columbia will replenish supplies and relieve doctors working at the largest private hospital in north Haiti.

The earthquake that rocked the island nation two weeks ago decimated buildings, crushed people beneath them and collapsed the medical system.

St. Louis doctor William Guyol wanted to help.

Guyol and this medical mission are part of the non-profit CRUDEM, the Center for the Rural Development of Milot, where the hospital is so overloaded that nearby schools have been converted into bed space.

The Missouri team says it's now a race against the clock to get Haitians the medical help they so desperately need.

 

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