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Emergency Preparedness Pays Off As Kathmandu Hospitals Respond To Earthquakes
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The earthquakes and the continuing aftershocks in Nepal highlight the importance of the efforts the Ministry of Health and Population and WHO have had in place for more than a decade to ensure key hospitals, health facilities and health workers would be ready and able to function well in an emergency or natural disaster. The first earthquake on 25 April measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and the second on 12 May measuring 7.3 failed to disrupt services at Kathmandu’s largest public hospitals, including Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Patan Hospital, Civil Service Hospital, Birendra Army Hospital and the trauma centre at Bir Hospital.
Publisher:
WHO ,   (2015 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL PHENOMENA, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER PREVENTION, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, HEALTH WORKERS, HEALTH SERVICES, HOSPITALS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, EMERGENCY RELIEF
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 WHO : World Health Organization
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13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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