Nepal earthquake 2015 – Grade 3 emergency
:: Health situation report No. 19 pdf, 317kb – 26 May 2015
:: The repeated earthquakes and aftershocks since 25 April 2015 have had a major public health consequences, with a total 1085 health facilities (402 completely and 683 partially) damaged.
:: A total of 2088 people have undergone major surgeries and 26,160 have received psychosocial support in the highly affected 14 districts.
:: Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) identifies 429 patients in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur who require longer term treatment support.
:: 42 Foreign Medical teams (FMTs) are operating in the country with a total 802 persons including 264 doctors and 236 nurses.
:: Currently there are over 100 beds available for patients requiring ongoing rehabilitation or nursing care within the Kathmandu valley.
:: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 4 pdf, 1.83Mb 27 May 2015
Up to 26 May, just a little over a month after the first earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal on 25 April, followed by a 7.3 magnitude on 12 May and numerous aftershocks, the MoHP is reporting that there has been 8673 earthquake-related deaths and 21952 injuries. Of this amount, eight health workers and 10 FCHVs have lost their lives, 75 have been injured and two remain missing.
The Ministry of Health and Population’s (MoHP) Early Warning and Response System for epidemic-prone diseases (EWARS) show a generally stabilizing trend in numbers of outbreak prone diseases in the 14 severely affected districts. No major outbreaks have been reported to date…