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WHO Nepal Earthquake Health Update - Situation Report No. 11: 6 May 2015
Abstract:
7652 people have been killed and 16 392 have been injured (http://drrportal.gov.np, 16:40 local time) according to the latest figures from the Nepalese Government. Bhaktapur, Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Kavre, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Sindhupalchok remain priority districts for health assistance. A total of 50 665 patients have been treated in different hospitals in and outside the Kathmandu valley as of 5 May 2015. Management of dead bodies is being conducted in close coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs. A total 7056 dead bodies have been received from different hospitals. Over 6900 have already been handed over to families and relatives as of 5 May 2015. Central Health Emergency Coordination Committee (CHECC) at the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) has assigned hub hospital coordinators to collect detailed information of the discharged patients to plan targeted rehabilitation support and to facilitate immediate treatment. This includes surgery of the patients on the waiting list. o MOHP has formed a technical team of doctors from different hospitals to expedite the treatment of the patients on the waiting list in different hospitals. Hospital based surveillance has been initiated in the fourteen most affected districts. These hospitals are providing daily reporting on trauma and outbreaks of potential diseases/syndrome such as acute watery diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and fever of unknown origin. This syndromic approach will help detect potential outbreaks. Several events of diarrhea have been reported from different sources in the affected districts. These reports were verified by Rapid Response Teams (RRT) from respective district health offices with samples collected. Of the 10 samples collected from four districts (Bhaktapur, Dhading, Kathmandu, and Lalitpur), eight stool samples showed no growths of Vibrio cholera, Shigella or Salmonella. Testing of samples from Gorkha is still in progress.
Publisher: WHO Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKES, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER VICTIMS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS, SEISMIC ACTIVITY, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, NATURAL PHENOMENA, GEOLOGICAL FAULTS, LANDFORMS, PLATE TECTONICS, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF, COORDINATION, HEALTH, LOGISTICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Thematic Group:
WHO, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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