What Nepal earthquake victims need at this time of crisis

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Bengaluru, April 27: As suggestion pours in from various quarters of the world, a few samaritans have summarised the requirements of the people who have been rehabilitated to make-shift camps. A group of young doctors have planned to visit Nepal with these aide for the rescue and relief of the people.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that people there have not eaten for about 2 days and they lack basic requirements like clothes, water and electricity. @amitsurg has summarised a list of necessary items for the relief work and has invited to join his company of relief providers who would be leaving for Nepal soon.

Earthquake

None Medical Products

1. Purified Water/Chlorine Tablets
2. Non perishable food items for patients and medical professionals
3. blankets, tents and mats
4. Body bags
5. Sanitary napkins and kits
6. Torches

Medical Supplies

  • All necessary emergency medicines (I/V cannula drip sets, elastoplasts, leucoplasts, splints, casts for fracture (plaster of paris), gloves, blades, scalpels, bandages and dressing pads, injections, xylocaine, lidocaine)
  • First aid material
  • Medicines for chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension
  • I/V Fluids
  • I/V Antibiotics (Gentamicin/Ceftriaxone)

Personnel requirement

  • Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Trauma specialists
  • Nursing Staff

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