2015 Nepal earthquake: Indian Army sets up field hospitals & Engineer Task Forces

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2015 Nepal earthquake Indian Army sets up field hospitals & Engineer Task Forces (2)

As part of the National response, IAs relief operations continued to provide engineer support, medical assistance and relief material in conjunction with the Nepalese Army. Army Relief Convoys moving by road have started arriving in Khatmandu.

Following stores have been/ are being inducted by the Army :-

  1. Five Army Aviation ALH continue to be employed for rescue efforts in Pokhra and adjoining areas in spite of weather and terrain limitations. Army Aviation conducted 77 sorties and evacuated 94 casualties apart from rescuing 363 people on 30 April. Aviation Helicopters were also employed for inducting 84 troops apart from delivering 9 tons of relief material to inaccessible areas on 30 Apr 15. Air Force fixed wing aircraft’s were also employed to deliver 488 tons of relief material.
  2. Field hospitals at Senamangal and Lagankhel provided medical assistance to 261 persons on 30 Apr 15 including nine surgeries. Medical Teams operating as part of IA’s outreach assistance in Barpak and elsewhere in Gorkha provided medial aid to 392 people.
  3. Engineer Task Forces in Barpak, Basantpur and Jorbat continued clearing task to reach out to far flung areas. 150 metres of track has been cleared and 130 cubic metre of debris removed. The Task Forces are also enabling access to casualties by clearing debris and collapsed buildings. Seven dead bodies have been recovered and one shelter has also been constructed at Barpak.
  4. Road convoys carrying tents, blankets, tarpaulins and plastic sheets have started arriving in Khatmandu today. In addition 550 tents and two RO Plants apart from 12 tons water have been dispatched from New Delhi by Air Force flights to Kathmandu. The coordinator of Medical Relief and Rescue Works at Nepal has projected a requirement of two surgical Bricks, two medical bricks and 10 Jumbo Oxygen Cylinders along with orthopaedic stores consisting of a total load of 5 tons which will be sent by air to Nepal.
  5. A communication detachment with two satellite terminals for communication from Kathmandu and Pokhara has been inducted today.

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