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Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 5

Publication date:2015-05-01
 
On 29th, the AMDA Medical team left Kathmandu to Mankha city in Sindhu Palchock district of Bagmati zone.

No support has been reached this region and our team went with a car and it took them one day to reach there.
It is only located about 80km away from Kathmandu.
But because of earthquakes, rocks were lying on the road to the area and continues rain after earthquake made the road condition worse and difficult to travel.
 


The next day, on 30th, AMDA medical team conducted mobile clinic at Sindhu Sadabahar hospital in Khadichaur village from the morning.
According to the hospital staff, the moment after the earthquake, about 1000 patients were brought to this hospital looking for treatment.
However, only one local doctor and some pharmacists were available at that time and thus could not provide medical care for that many people.
The situation forced the hospital staff to turn the patients empty handed.

4 medical doctors and 2 coordinators from AMDA Nepal and the first dispatched AMDA team from Japan were at the mobile clinic and offered medical care to 25 patients.
Some patients were suffering from broken bones and some others were suffering from infected wound.
Many patients were mentally depressed due to the earthquake.
Some patients had to walk 2 to 3 hours to receive a treatment and one patient walked 13 hours to come to the activity site.
This is because of road condition and continues rain after the earthquake.
Some of the roads in the mountain area are not suitable for vehicles and the only way is to walk to receive treatment.

Due to these bad conditions, many affected people with injuries cannot have access to medical care.
Also, Sindhu Palchock district has a lot of mountains, and according to the local contacts 7 out of more than 20 villages has not received relief support.

This also makes access to proper medical help very hard in isolated villages and we are not sure about the availability of food and water though most of these mountain villages are self sufficient under normal conditions.
 

 

The second dispatched team from Japan had arrived in Kathmandu on the 30th and met with AMDA Nepal.
The third dispatched team left Japan on the 30th and arrived at Kathmandu today on the 1st of May along with relief goods weighing about 500kg.

On the 30th April, the medical team from AMDA Damak hospital in Jhapa district and AMDA medical team from Kathmandu and worked together for the medical mission held today May the 1st at the local hospital in Sindhu Palchock.
According to the dispatched members, aftershocks could be, once again, felt daily at least two to three times.

Most of the houses in Nepal are made of bricks.
Even though there are no clear damages to the buildings, people continue to live in the tents due to fear and aftershocks.

According to UNOCHA, as of 30th of April, the number of causalities on Nepal Earthquake rose to 5,582 and the injury-toll stands at 11,175.
130,000 houses have been completely destroyed and more than 80,000 houses are partially damaged.
Additionally, more than 20,000 government buildings has been reported to be damaged and more than 3 million people are in need of food and water.
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Nepal
    •  2015
    •  ER & Reconstruction

 
 
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