Government and health authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday confirmed that a field hospital and a medical team had been sent to Nepal to mitigate the needs from the victims of recent earthquakes.
The state-run news agency WAM quoted sources saying that the field hospital arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, last Thursday, to provide assistance to the victims of the earthquakes on April 25 and May 11.
A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the UAM discussed with officials at Kathmandu University Hospital the work of the field hospital, and set the trained staff to provide assistance to the highest number of victims as possible, reported WAM.
According to official figures, about 110 Nepalese lost their lives and 2,763 were injured in the last 7.3 magnitude earthquake reported last Monday. Those figures were added to 8,199 deaths and 17,867 injured in the first and dealiest earth tremor (7.8 degrees).
Doctor Adil Al Shamri, who leads the UAE medical team to Nepal, said that the field hospital is equipped to provide assistance to victims in serious health conditions, and it is staffed by experts trained in intensive care, family medicine and children’s assistance, among other specialties.
The first earthquake that hit Nepal destroyed more than 300,000 houses and local sources predicted the possibility of more financial contributions to support the reconstruction efforts.