Although the local government maintains there is no imminent threat of a nuclear missile from North Korea, local healthcare officials are still beefing up their emergency preparedness plans to stay ready for any possible outcome, according to an article on the Kuam website.
"I don't think it's going to happen, but if something like this does happen, again it's a mass casualty and recovery situation," said James Gillan, director of the Guam Department of Public Health.
Gillan said the agency has an emergency plan in place and has assessed and readied trauma kits that can stabilize patients in the case of possible emergency.
Guam Regional Medical City also has an emergency preparedness plan and has stocked up on supplies including food, water and medical equipment.
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