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Rapid Hospital Needs Assessment Report – Mega-Earthquake in Nepal
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At 11:56 AM on 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, with epicenter located in Gorkha district in the western part of Kathmandu Valley, impacted the central districts in Nepal. Continued aftershocks, one of which reached a magnitude of 6.7 on 26 April were felt until 2 May, mainly in the northeastern part of Kathmandu Valley. As of 3 May, the Government of Nepal confirmed a total of 7240 earthquake related deaths and 14 122 injuries. n 28 April, the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), with WHO's support, deployed 12 teams to conduct a rapid needs assessment of the main hospitals in each of the 12 most affected districts, to allow prioritization of staffing and immediate provision of supplies. In general, there is one district hospital per district, usually having between 15 and 35 beds.
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GoN, WHO ,   (2015 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
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EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, HEALTH, POPULATION, DATA COLLECTION, PATIENTS, INPATIENTS, OUTPATIENTS, HUMAN RESOURCES, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, MEDICINE, MATERNITY, ELECTRICITY, FOOD, HEALTH, WATER SUPPLY, ANTIBIOTICS, HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
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 WHO : World Health Organization
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13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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