Team of Manipal doctors to assist Bihar flood victims

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Manipal, Sep 8 (UNI) The Manipal University has sent a team of doctors to provide medical relief to flood victims in Bihar.

A university release here today said the team included doctors from Kasturba Medical Colleges at Mangalore and Manipal.

Apart from other volunteers, the team had doctors from Community Medicine and Internal Medicine departments. A paediatrician, a pharmacist and a nurse were also part of the team.

Dr Ramachandra Kamath, Associate Professor in Community Medicine at KMC Mangalore, would lead the Manipal team. They would take part in the relief works along with a team lead by Dr Akiko Fujimoto from the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA), headquartered in Okayama, Japan, the release said.

Manipal University and AMDA had previously worked together in relief woks after the Gujarat earthquake and the tsunami.

Dr Kamath and his team would report at the Disaster Management Cell and the Health Secretariat in Bihar from where they would be guided to the flood hit areas. The team was carrying with them surgical kits and emergency medications worth Rs one lakh.

The team would be stationed in Bihar for a month, the release said.


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