Great news today from SIRC, check out this post from facebook which I have copied here. Awesome!
“The UK-Emergency Medical Team are providing SIRC with surge capacity for the first 7 weeks of the emergency by sending small teams of specialist nurses and physiotherapists from the UK. These teams are trained specifically to work in humanitarian response, and will also support the training of new SIRC staff.
They are also supporting SIRC with donations of essential equipment, and are working to procure beds and mattresses to urgently increase the centres capacity.
The UK-EMT is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and is a collaboration between UK-Med, Save the Children and Handicap International. ”
And this is how the entrance way to SIRC looked this morning, the first night outside after the May 12th earthquake for 79 patients, 79 of the patient’s carers and 30 or so SIRC staff members. Despite the night outside, the mood was good at SIRC apparently. Man are these folks brave or what?!
I’ll be offline for the next few days but have no fear, Peter and Claire will be providing you with updates on all the happenings at SIRC over the coming days. You can find the SpiNepal blog here.