More Indian Army relief convoys reach Nepal by road

By: OneIndia Defence Desk
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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.

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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.
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