7.8 Magnitude Earthquake hits Nepal
So far, 6,621 people are known to have died since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Kathmandu valley April 25.
With another 14,000 people reported injured, hospitals are overflowing with patients and have had to resort to treating patients in the streets. The number of dead and injured is expected to rise as access opens up to remote villages in the area where the quake was centered.
Hospitals are desperately seeking assistance as they continue to be flooded with critically injured patients. Food and supplies are becoming extremely scarce, and their needs will only continue to grow as time passes. Staff at Siddhi Memorial Hospital in Bhaktapur have been working around the clock despite their limited resources and in spite of the fact that more than a dozen staff members have lost their homes and loved ones.
Uphill Both Ways has sent an emergency fund to Siddhi Memorial to help with the immediate purchase of supplies to keep the hospital running. With the help of hospitals in southern Alberta and the surrounding area we are gathering medical supplies to bring to Nepal to help with the shortage of supplies on the ground.
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