WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to quake-hit Nepal

Woman being treated after earthquake.
EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
An elderly woman receives medical treatment at the open site of an hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015.

The World Health Organization this handed over four emergency health kits comprising of medicines and medical supplies and US dollars 175 000 as the first tranche of emergency health funds to meet the immediate health needs of the earthquake affected people in Nepal.
“Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40 000 people for three months. These supplies are in the form of inter-agency emergency health kits and were given to hospitals in Nepal treating the injured,” WHO South-East Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said.

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