Earthquake in Western Nepal

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the earthquake that hit western Nepal on 3rd November, which killed over 150 people, injuring many more and devastating homes and communities.

Several of the DFN team were involved in relief efforts. Newly qualified DFN nurse, Sita, had just started her first job at Surkhet hospital, when she and her colleagues, including DFN Doctors, Lalit and Purna, were called upon to help victims of the disaster. Patients, having received first aid at the scene, were rushed to them for further treatment. Injuries ranged from soft tissue wounds and fractures to severe head injuries, pneumothorax, renal impairment, and acute stress response.

We stand with the victims, families and aid workers they begin to rebuild their communities.