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Nepal earthquake 2015
On 25 April 2015 at 11:56 NST, with a mighty shudder, the earth released the pent-up seismic energy trapped within in the form of an earthquake that lasted 55 seconds. That brief span of time was enough to cause thousands of deaths, injure several thousand people, bring down buildings and shanties alike, split apart roads, damage health facilities and schools, cause avalanches and landslides, and demolish priceless heritage structures. A strong aftershock followed on 12 May, killing an additional 200 people and injuring another 2500. More landslides occurred in already unstable areas and fragile structures eventually collapsed. About 2.8 million people were displaced, and 4.2 million affected. Of these, many lived in remote, hard-to-reach areas, and were socioeconomically below the poverty line.
Despite these challenges, the earthquake response can be considered one of the best in recent years. Across the country, health workers fulfilled their duties admirably. As the injured flocked to hospitals at all levels, mass casualty management procedures were rolled out and referral networks activated.
Nepal came through unfazed as the country had prepared for such an eventuality. It had given primacy to preparedness and had strengthened many of the key health facilities so that they continued to function efficiently. Health staff and rapid response teams had also been trained, such that health care was provided to its people without pause. This book traces Nepal's heroic response, looks into the constant risks Nepal lives with, and shares the insights it has gained through this catastrophe.
Price: INR 2,700/-
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WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours. Fourth edition
The WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours is the ninth volume in the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome.
Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors.
The book, prepared by 135 authors from 35 countries, contains more than 600 colour images and tables, and more than 2700 references.
Price: INR. 8,100/-
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