07.12.2011 – IDF conducts emergency drill at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
07/12/2011 18:44

On Tuesday, Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot turned into a “battlefield,” as a large drill was run by Home Front Commander Aluf Eyal Eisenberg and IDF Medical Corps officer Aluf-Mishne Ariel Bar.

A “massive catastrophe” was announced, in which about 100 soldiers wearing red-blood makeup appeared in the emergency room and were dispatched after initial “treatment” to surgical theaters and trauma units.

The “makeup” had been carefully applied by women soldiers who had taken a special course and made the “wounds” look very real. Bar said the drill boosted the hospital’s ability to cope with emergencies.

Hospital director Prof. Ya’acov Yahav said that the exercise showed that Kaplan can handle such events and thanked the staff for taking the drill very seriously.