This is an extract from the diary of Dr. Malcolm Smith (MGH)
"Major changes by the minute. Good U.S. staff here now at St Marcs, with Partners in Health reinforcements. Medical supplies are beginning to arrive, and we have contact with the hospital ship Comfort. We may get helicopter to transfer most need patients. Still many here need surgery, but no more deaths today. Now worrying over future, long-term care, so necessary for many of our patients."