New Delhi, May 2: The Indian Army said on Saturday, May 2 that its relief operations in quake-hit Nepal have now entered a key phase in conjunction with the Nepalese Army.
Army officials said that the focus is now to ensure that everyone gets medical attention, especially those in the remote areas.
The Indian Army confirmed that Army Relief Convoys have started to arrive one after another in Khatmandu.
Here's a quick update on Army's relief operations as on May 2 at 5 pm (IST).
- Deployed a communication detachment with two satellite terminals for communication at Kathmandu.
- Vehicle convoy from Kanpur reached Gorkha on Friday with 4950 blankets, 525 tents, 50 tarpaulin and 800 plastic sheets.
- Another convoy with relief stores comprising of tents, tarpaulin and blankets expected to leave Kanpur on Saturday.
- Five Army Aviation ALHs continue to be employed for rescue efforts in Pokhra and adjoining areas in spite of weather and terrain limitations.
- Army Aviation conducted 12 sorties and evacuated 21 casualties apart from delivering 6.9 tonnes of relief material to inaccessible areas on May 1.
- Engineering teams at Barpak are opening roads and have cleared 85 meters track using skid steers and JCB.
- The Task Force extricated one fatal casualty on Friday.
- Provided assistance to the local population in repairing houses on May 1.
- The Field Hospitals deployed at Lagenkhel treated 119 patients while the medical team at Barpak treated 129 patients.
- The Field Hospital at Senamangal has treated 94 people while the medical team at Gorkha treated 08 people.
- Total of 350 casualties were treated by Indian Army Medical team on 01 May 2015.