The Albanian public institutions are continuing with the assessment of the earthquake damage that the November 26 hit Albania.
In the districts of Tirana, Durres, Lezhë, Kukës and Dibër, the preliminary damage balance is as follows:
- Destroyed houses: 1183 (Durres 1050, Tirana 131, Dibër 2)
- Badly damaged homes: 5497 (Tirana 1311, Durres 3821, Lezhë 168, Kukës 150, Dibër 13, Elbasan 34).
- Slightly damaged dwellings: 3567 (Tirana 3248, Dibër 73, Elbasan 248)
- Badly damaged buildings: 558 (Tirana 35, Durres 461, Lezhë 56, Kukës 4, Dibër 1, Elbasan 1)
- Slightly damaged buildings: 337 (Tirana 330, Elbasan 7)
- Damaged educational institutions: 28 (Tirana 11, Lezhë 5, Kukës 3, Elbasan 9)
- Electrical cabins damaged: 15 (Tirana)
- Damaged health centers: 12 (Tirana, Kukës, Kruja, Durres, Laç).
To date 5 December, the citizens who received medical care at the country's hospitals are 913, of which 19 are still hospitalized (16 at the university hospital in Tirana and 3 at the regional hospital in Durres) while other 3 they were sent abroad for special treatments. In detail, the health balance of the citizens affected by the earthquake is as follows:
- 3226 visits made to accommodation units
- 377 citizens vaccinated with the flu vaccine
- 402 chronically ill patients housed in reception centers, who have been granted 100% coverage of medical expenses.
- 1669 children are receiving psycho-social treatments in the accommodation units
- 257 social services officials and psychologists at work
- 340 doctors and nurses working in the field
The damage assessment unit
With the establishment of the coordination unit for damage assessment, the total number of experts arrived in the Land of Eagles respectively at 83 respectively from: France (4), Switzerland (2), Italy (8), Greece (16 ), Northern Macedonia (16), United States (2), Turkey (8), Kosovo (20) and Israel (7). Furthermore, in the coming days, Hungary and Romania are also expected to send their teams of experts.
The earthquake damage assessment unit also includes Albanian officials from the Durres municipal engineering institute, the Development Fund and the Road Authority department, who were divided into small teams in the district administrative 11 municipalities of Durres.
The violent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that the November 26 hit Albania caused 51 victims and more than displaced 10.000.