New Mexico sending medical crews to Moore

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Updated: 5/21/2013 11:03 am Published: 5/21/2013 11:01 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico hospital is sending a 26-member team of medical, computer and security specialists to Moore, Okla., to help with the response to Monday's massive tornado hit.

Medical personnel who are part of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team include doctors, nurses and medical managers.

The deployment could be for up to two weeks.

According to the hospital, the team is part of a national system that deploys medical support to events of national significance.

The hospital says the team is outfitted to treat up to 250 patients per day for up to three days without resupply.

The New Mexico team has deployed to hurricanes as well as terrorist attacks, earthquakes, Olympic games and other events.

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