Cuban Physicians to Travel to Nepal to Help Earthquake Victims

HAVANA, Cuba, May 7 (acn) The Health Minister of Nepal, Khem Karki, announced the creation of a mobile hospital where Cuban physicians will work, due to the hospital emergency left by the earthquake, as informed by TeleSUR special correspondent Aissa Garcia.

The date of the arrival of these physicians to the city devastated by the earthquake of 7.6 in the Richter scale that hit the country on April 25 and that so far has caused the death of 7,652 persons is not known yet, the Web site reported on Wednesday.

A few days ago, the World Health Organization pointed out that several hospitals of Nepal need to receive medical material urgently. It stressed that most hospitals of the 12 districts most affected by the earthquake continue to be operational, but that some facilities are completely destroyed and others were severely damaged and can’t continue offering their services.
For pregnant women the situation is quite complicated. At the maternity hospital of Katmandu there are only 150 beds available, since part of this hospital was destroyed, according to the report sent by Garcia.

The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, announced that the houses that will be built will be earthquake proof, and that a Ministry for Disasters will be created to face this type of crisis.

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