Scheer Memorial Hospital (SMH) located in Banepa, Nepal, is rapidly becoming a major treatment center after
the 7.8 earthquake that recently struck Nepal. None of the buildingsat SMH were significantly damaged and there were no casualties among the staff. Two medical students from Loma Linda University recently completed rotations there and are also safe. Initial medical supplies are adequate, but many patients are now flooding into SMH from the surrounding valleys, and more supplies and help will be needed soon. Both water and electricity are intact at the hospital. The army has supplied tents for the hospital to function in as patients do not want to stay inside the buildings due to the frequent aftershocks. Full clinical operations are continuing in these temporary quarters.
Scheer Memorial Hospital is a member of Adventist Health International, based in Loma Linda, California. Until we can clearly get a sense of what is needed, funds are being solicited to support the operation of the hospital and those they serve in the Banepa region of Nepal. Once needs are identified, appropriate medical equipment and supplies will be procured to enable the hospital team to care for the many injured patients coming for care. In addition to this, specialty teams are being identified to travel to Nepal when the request comes.
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