Israel-based humanitarian relief agency IsraAID announced on May 6 that its emergency medical team has opened a temporary field clinic in northeast Nepal, an area that suffered the worst damage from the April 25 earthquake.
The clinic is in the village of Tar, where more than 120 residents lost their lives and 95 percent of the houses collapsed as a result of the strong quake.
The IsraAID team — the first medical delegation to arrive in the area — has so far treated 122 people, including six severe orthopedic cases.
The clinic was established in partnership with Siddi Vinayak Hospital in Kathmandu and Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population.
Since its founding more than a decade ago, IsraAID has responded to crises in 22 countries, reached more than one million people in distress, and distributed some 1,000 tons of relief and medical supplies. The 750-strong staff of Israeli volunteers and professionals (among them 156 doctors and nurses and 100 therapists and social workers) has trained more than 5,000 professionals in the served countries as well.