The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April 2015 has caused tremendous damage to the country. According to the UN Situation Report, as of 27th April, the death toll has risen to 3,351, and 6,833 are injured.
As per the request from the Rescue Committee of Gorkha District in Gandaki Zone, on 27th of April 3 doctors and 2nurses were dispatched from AMDA’s Siddhartha Mother & Child Hospital in Butwal to Gorkha District, where the damage was hardest and no medical team has reached there as of the 27th.
AMDA team includes a doctor who has once received training at a maternal clinic/hospital in Japan.
They will travel by car part of the way, then walk for 3 to 6 hours in order to reach the activity site.
The first AMDA team who arrived in Kathmandu on 27th April held a meeting with AMDA Nepal to share information on the situation of damage.
In the meeting, it was reported that the most needed aid supplies were foods, water, portable toilets, electric torches, and so on.
According to the first AMDA team, the hospital where they visited was crammed with patients and the treatments have to be delayed due to the shortage in medical supplies.
On 28th April, AMDA team will continued their assessment and relief activities in Sindhupalchowk District, Bagmati Zone, and other seriously damaged areas.
The second AMDA team of one Japanese doctor departing from Narita and one Japanese nurse from Dhaka, will leave for Kathmandu on 29th April.
AMDA teams will continue ER activities until 25th May, and shift to recovery support afterwards. In Kathmandu, power supply has not recovered yet, which has caused the difficulty of securing clean water due to the failure of electric water pumps for wells. Mobile phone can be connected, however, the reception tends to disconnect easily and often.