Sometimes pictures tell the story better than a thousand words. Here’s an update from SIRC and the surrounding area today.
You all think it is me that is pulling this blog together, but it is in fact the great people of Nepal who tell me about the good things that are happening during their day. All I do is share them with you.
Dr. Ram and the Dhulikhel hospital team. Dhulikhel is 20 minutes from the SIRC facility and is the primary acute care hospital that is taking many casualties from the decimated Sindhupalchowk region.
Over 1000 patients with all kinds of acute care needs have been attended to. First priority children, then adults then those who are Spinally injured. Great to see SIRC and Dhulikhel Hospital so well coordinated.
Distribution of over 1000 food packages to feed a family of 5 for one week by Rotaract KU, Rotary of Dhulikhel and Goodwill Community Foundation USA around the Banepa area. The food container includes rice, daal, cereals, oil, plates, spoon, spices, sugar, salt, jug and a bucket. My friend Shree was instrumental in organizing the distribution of this food which was bought locally, supporting the local community whilst helping those in need.
Youtube footage of the arrival of a cargo plane carrying 35 tons of MSF’s medical and logistics supplies, including an inflatable field hospital, landed last night at Kathmandu’s airport. The initial part of the footage shows the damage sustained in Bhaktapur – where many of the SIRC staff live. It is only 15 minute drive east to SIRC.
And finally a few photos of the vigil in Vancouver BC, Canada to let the Nepalese people now we are thinking of them. Thanks to Anne Power for the photos.