Whilst Lesvos is full of volunteers, this Doctor outlines the challenges faced by the medical volunteers on a daily basis. Whilst there are basic temporary triage facilities, the main hospital in Mytilene is already overcrowded and a pediatric mass casualty event would be catastrophic. Doctors are needed, first responder kits are needed for beach patrols. Emergency trolleys are needed. Portable ventilators are needed.
This whatsapp message which was featured in a Starfish Volunteer blog gives a chilling insight into the stark reality of the situation