Nepal Earthquake – Tuesday April 28 morning update

This is a short update and being done by mobile phone so please excuse the typos.

News from SIRC is positive.   As the aftershocks are subsiding, the patients are being moved back inside the building.

Ten new SCI patients were admitted today, now that they have received all the acute care they need, their 3-month rehabilitation begins. More SCI patients are expected.  We know of 17 SCI patients likely to be referred to SIRC from Bir Hospital within the next day or two.  More SCI patients will cone.  Our capacity has been increased from 52 beds to 115 beds.  The expanded ward has been established and preparation for additional medical supplies & equipment is underway.

So very busy at SIRC but organized and coordinated.  Hats off to Esha, Dipesh and the SIRC team for their focus and commitment to the survivors of this devastating quake.

More later.  Thanks to you all for your thoughts & prayers, and patience while the online donation tool is being made available.   Stay tuned.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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