Saturday, October 15, 2005

Bagh Situation Update from the TCF Medical Team

Following is an update from The Citizens' Foundation (TCF) medical team who just returned from Bagh City:

2 doctors from our medical team returned from 5 days in devastation yesterday. Based in the town of Bagh, the doctors treated upto 150 patients per day, some of whom had walked to their camp for 6 hours to get treatment. The doctors slept a few hours a night in a mosque - one of the only closed structures still standing that could provide them some protection from the increasingly cold weather. Continual tremors in Bagh made continual sleep impossible. The message they conveyed is that there is an urgent shift in medical requirements from general first aid to decisive medical aid - essentially surgery. A medical care unit has also been established at muzaffarabad.

You can read more updates like the one above from the TCF blog which is an on-going description of The Citizen's Foundation's earthquake relief efforts in the affected areas of northern Pakistan (Thanks Sarah!).

Source: TCF Earthquake Relief Blog
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