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Second team of Emirati doctors lands in Nepal
May 09, 2015
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KATHMANDU: The second batch of Emirati doctors arrived on Friday to take part in the humanitarian, dialogistical, curative, surgical and preventive medical mission being conducted by the UAE medical voluntary team to rescue those affected by the recent devastating earthquake that injured over 17,000 and claimed the lives of 8,413 people in Nepal.

The Emirati medical team is the first Arab medical team dispatched to Nepal in accordance with the initiative of the Zayed Giving Initiative, Saudi-German Hospital, Dar Al Ber Society and in collaboration with Kathmandu Teaching Hospital.

Dr Reem Osman, Executive Director of the Saudi-German Hospital, said the Emirati doctors and nurses had commenced their work last week and treated hundreds of injured children and elderly people.

On his part, Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society, said that preparations have been completed to open the field hospital within 48 hours.

Emirati Surgeon Dr Adel Al Shamri, Executive Director of the Zayed Giving Initiative and Chairman of the UAE voluntary medical team, said the quick response to the emergency medical mission reflects their exemplary preparedness in providing the medical and humanitarian aid for alleviating the repercussions of the disaster that befell tens of thousands of Nepalese nationals who had their homes destroyed and have now been displaced by the earthquake.

“This humanitarian action in Nepal is part of our efforts to address the repercussions of calamities and disasters to prevent further loss of lives,” he added.

8,413 DEATHS

The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 8,413, the Nepal Red Cross Society said on Thursday.

The report put the number of injured at 17,576, adding that 260 people were still missing following the 7.9 magnitude quake.

95 TRUCKS

Under the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and as per the order of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Khalifa Foundation has dispatched 95 truckloads of urgent humanitarian assistance to people affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, an official source from the Foundation said.

The source added that the Foundation’s teams started delivering assistance to people in the worst-hit areas of Nepal in coordination with the UAE embassy in India and the Nepalese Red Cross.

The aid material, purchased from local markets in India and Nepal, include food parcels, blankets, as well as medical and sheltering items.

WAM

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