WHO Nepal Earthquake Health Update - Situation Update: 12 May 2015

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  • Strong earthquake of 7.3 magnitude (USGS) hit Nepal today at 12:50 local time, just 18 days after the major earthquake that killed over 7 900 people and injured 17 800.

  • Efforts are on to get information from districts about the impact of today’s earthquake. The Ministry of Health and Population and WHO are meeting at the Health Emergency Operations Centre.

  • 16 deaths have been reported so far from Kathmandu, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Sindhuli. 335 people have been reported injured (as of 5 PM confirmed by National Emergency Operation Centre.).

  • WHO, on the request of MOHP, is mobilizing tents for four hospitals - Civil Hospital, Shree Birendra Hospital, and Trauma Centre in Kathmandu, Patan hospital in Lalitpur and Dhulikhel hospital in Kavre.

  • WHO is sending medicines and medical supplies with two assessment teams that MOHP is sending to Ramechhap and Dolakha this evening.

  • Later today, an emergency meeting has been called in the National Emergency Operation Centre by the Ministry of Home Affairs, which will be led by the Minister.