Westex Medical Services has recently been involved in some of the mass casualty incidents that have occurred in Kabul. We have had situations in which people have been separated from their passports and visas. We had one incident in which they were totally destroyed.
Westex will begin a program in which, if you would like, we will make a copy of your passport, visa and front and back of your insurance card. The copies will be kept with your medical file. In the event you have been separated from the documents, you will have copies to aid you while working to get emergency documents.
It will also allow insurance companies to begin the evacuation process without having to wait for the emergency documents to be prepared or in the event you are incapacitated.
When you come to Westex during normal business hours, you will be asked if you would like to keep a copy of your documents on file. This is going to be on voluntary basis and consultation is not contingent upon participation.
We have begun negotiating with a company that will teach us how to make fingerprint copies and properly store them. In the event of a mass casualty incident or a kidnapping, we will be able to provide law enforcement with the copy of your prints. This is in the early stages of preparation so stay tuned for updates on this project.