Turkey/Syrian Earthquake leads to a major strain on medical supplies

Editor’s Synopsis

  • Earthquake survivors are in need of supplies
  • Chronic wound patients will likely suffer from a lack of medical supplies
  • Collagen wound products heal wounds faster than gauze and require less frequent changes

In the early hours of Monday morning February 6th, 2023, a major earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border and was followed by equally devastating aftershocks. The death toll has risen to over 35,000, with more than 50,000 injured. Over a million people require aid to survive the bitterly cold conditions including clean water, food, shelter and medical care.

Large earthquake-induced injuries range from mild cuts and bruises to more serious conditions such as severe fractures, internal organ damage, crush syndrome, and burns(1). The disruption to medical facilities can lead to long delays in treatment and a strain on medical supplies for those that seek regular care while injured patients are being triaged. There is a major impact to those who suffer from chronic wound care issues that require medical care for their chronic and complex wounds such as those with pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and wounds from circulatory and lymphatic diseases.

“The devastation from this natural disaster is unimaginable. We have a responsibility to send support. Our products are the most natural and fastest way to heal wounds because our products are the same as a collagen molecule found in the body.” said Dr. Manoj Jain, Founder of Human BioSciences. HBS is currently in the process of gathering supplies to send to the relief efforts as was done for the Ukrainian Relief effort through The Manoj and Ritu Jain Foundation.

The psychological effects of an earthquake can lead to increased stress levels, lasting post-traumatic stress and feelings of isolation. Evidence is well documented between the negative effect of prolonged stress and detrimental effects on the healing process. Previous wound patients will have an increasingly complicated journey due to the lack of resources as well as the newly injured. In addition, many household companion pets were lost or injured adding another layer to the trauma.

At the very least healing, the physical wounds can be hastened by using HBS core products Medifil® II Collagen Sheets, SkinTemp® Collagen Particles and Collatek® Collagen Gel which act as wound contact layer that promotes healing at the most basic level and can be used for a variety of wound types and stages.


  1. Earthquake-related injuries among survivors: A systematic review and quantitative synthesis of the literature – ScienceDirect

About Human BioSciences India Limited:

Human Biosciences, Inc. is a global biotechnology company, specializing in collagen-based products for wound care management. Dr. Manoj Jain founded HBS in 1990 with Kollagen™ technology pioneering advanced wound care with native non-hydrolyzed Type -1 bovine collagen in its purest form with three delivery modes with Collatek® Collagen Gel, SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets and Medifil® II Collagen Particles. HBS continues engineering breakthroughs daily with innovative new product development, manufacturing advancements, and distributing products globally with facilities in USA and India.

For more information, visit: www.humanbiosciences.com

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Email: Deshmukh.chandra@gmail.com / adeshmukh@humanbiosciences.com

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