Peter, Claire and I connected Esha Thapa, Executive Director of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) with Nora Young, the presenter of CBC Radio: Spark. This is a weekly radio show on Canada’s national radio station that looks at the use of technology in our day to day lives.
Esha was interviewed via skype by one of the show’s producers and talked about how crucial the telephone network and mobile internet access is during a crisis – texting, calling, Facebook, Skype and Viber – coordinating and directing staff throughout the Kathmandu Valley as the Spinal Centre geared up for the significant increase in the referral of SCI patients – close to 100 patients now needing specialized care.
Well done Esha!!
Check out her interview this Sunday on CBC Radio 1 at 4pm / 4.30pm in Newfoundland. Or via this podcast.