I thought this article from the BBC outlines pretty clearly the challenges Nepal will face in the days ahead. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32469112
As for SIRC, they are relatively self-sufficient having solar panels for electricity generation, their own water source and vegetables growing in the land that surrounds the centre. As mentioned earlier, patients and staff are sleeping outside in tents tonight given the aftershocks – probably the safest place for them. I have heard from other friends in the Banepa area, that the local schools are being used as temporary accommodation for those whose houses are badly damaged. The strong aftershocks continue to be very scary.
What’s not known as yet is what supplies are on hand at SIRC – rice, flour etc in addition to the all important medical supplies that are needed for the spinally injured patients, whose health is tenuous at the best of times. Another challenge will be the availability of staff – many of whom live in Kathmandu and may not as yet have been able to get home from Bhainsepati into the city to be with their own families.
It is just after 1am right now in Nepal so it will be another few hours before more updates are available.
In the meantime, I await to hear news from a dozen or so friends who I have not yet been able to connect with. Keep them safe.
Some photos of the devastation in Kathmandu from Kanak: https://www.facebook.com/kanak.m.dixit/posts/812794755464086
Your thoughts and prayers for Nepal and it’s people are appreciated.