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30 Jan 2006 description

With winter well set in, EHA is still there, providing the much needed medical and health care to the survivors of the earthquake in Kashmir, shivering in the onslaught of snow and unrelenting rain.

Braving extreme cold climatic conditions and heavy snowfall the EHA team consisting of Siju, Trinath, Koshy, Stanley, George and others continued to serve the people of Kashmir throughout the winter.

EHA Response

EHA focused on providing medical care, trauma care & counseling to the affected people in remote villages. EHA conducted 42 medical camps and mobile clinics in remote …

04 Nov 2005 description

The EHA medical team climbed upto the Khalsa Ghati village at 9000 feet height and provided medical assistance to the quake affected families. It was the first medical team to operate at such a high altitude.

The medical team had earlier visited Khala village at 8000 feet height, where they were requested by Samurdhen, a resident of Khalsa Ghati, to visit their village as nobody had visited them so far. When the team climbed there with great difficulty, they found that all the houses had collapsed and children, women and other old people were staying in makeshift temporary shelter.

29 Oct 2005 description

Today, the EHA relief team based in Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir, visited Jabla village situated at 6000ft height. The health and hygiene conditions of the people are quite serious in this village. 90% of the women in the village are anemic. No agencies have provided medical relief in the area so far. EHA involved local volunteers and conducted medical camp in the village. The medical team treated 135 patients most of whom were women and children, and suffering from common cold, headaches & ear pain. It was found that worm infection was quite common in the children.

14 Oct 2005 description

EHA along with its Disaster Coordination Committee (DCC) partners (EFICOR & DC) is currently conducting rapid assessment in the affected areas of Jammu Kashmir (J & K).

A team consisting of three doctors, 3 nurses, an epidemiologist, a community health specialist and EHA's Disaster Program Manager left for J & K today. Contacts are being established with local hospitals and four agencies in J & K. Volunteers of these agencies are currently assisting our joint assessment team at different areas.

EHA is also in touch with hospitals in Pakistan.

11 Oct 2005 description

EHA and its partners are responding to the earthquake that hit Pakistan, northern India and parts of Afghanistan, on October 8 2005, killing many thousands of people.