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7759 deaths and 16 434 injuries have been reported by the Government of Nepal on 6 May
2015 (http://drrportal.gov.np, 17:30 local time). According to the latest information by the Government of Nepal, 28 8798 houses have been destroyed and 254 112 damaged. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) initial estimates, the highest rates of destruction and damage to housing are reported in Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Ramechhap and Dhading districts. In Sindhupalchok district, the level of damage is said to significantly increase with altitude where almost all houses made of mud plaster and stone were destroyed and many families are still living in makeshift shelters. Management of dead bodies is being conducted in close coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs. As of 6 May 2015, 7532 of 7615 bodies have been handed over to families and relatives. Roughly 30 are at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital being identified. Three district hospitals (Nuwakot, Rameshhap and Rasuwa) have been completely damaged. Seven (one each in Dhading, Dolakha, Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli and Sindhupalchok, and two in Gorkha district) are partially damaged. A total of 240 primary health care center/health posts are completely damaged. An additional 347 are partially damaged in the 14 worst affected districts as of the latest update from MOHP on 6 May 2015.
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WHO ,   (2015 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, SEISMIC ACTIVITY, GEOLOGICAL FAULTS, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER VICTIMS, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, EMERGENCY SHELTER, HEALTH AID, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, HEALTH CENTRES, REHABILITATION, PHYSIOTHERAPY, HEALTH SERVICES, RELIEF TRANSPORT, DISEASE REPORTING, AID COORDINATION, WATER QUALITY MONITORING, VACCINES, IMMUNIZATION
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 WHO : World Health Organization
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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