Nepalese, Indian medicos to work jointly to help quake victims

Kathmandu: Nepalese and Indian doctors will field a joint mobile medical team in Nepal to tackle any possible spread of epidemic in the wake of the country’s worst temblor and the approaching monsoon season.

Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and Indian Medical Association (IMA) have announced to operate the joint mobile medical team soon. According to IMA President Marthanda Pillai, his organisation has already provided medicines worth Rs 4 million for the survivors of the April 25 quake.

He said that free health services have been provided to the quake-affected people at the joint initiative of Heart Care Foundation of India, Udyog Development Foundation, New Delhi and Indian Medical Association.

They have underlined the need to set up mobile medical camp before the monsoon starts. NMA President Anjani Kumar Jha said that the association has launched various health-related programmes for the quake-affected people.

The NMA has reached a seven-point agreement with the IMA to control possible spread of epidemic in the country, he said.

The two associations have agreed to implement joint strategy to combat spread of diseases and to provide necessary medical treatment to the needy people.

Japanese organisation AMDA has provided Rs 2.5 million grant assistance for providing psychosocial treatment of the earthquake victims.

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