Field Hospital set-up by Pakistan Army amid Nepal relief efforts
Nepal: Pakistan Army established a field hospital in Bakhtapur area of Nepal after a devastating earthquake claimed more than 5,000 lives in the country.
“Pakistan Army Field Hospital has been established at Bakhtapur, the most affected area due to earthquake in Khatmandu, Nepal,” the Inter Services Public Relations said in a statement.
On Tuesday, army search teams started rescue operations in Bakhtapur and Kathmandu.
The Army sent two more C-130 aircrafts on Tuesday carrying a second consignment of relief goods for earthquake hit areas of Nepal from Noor Khan Airbase.
In addition to relief goods, doctors and paramedics and special engineering equipment were also transported to the earthquake-hit region.
Further, 59 Pakistanis were evacuated. Earlier on Sunday, a C-130 plane carrying 39 Pakistanis from Kathmandu arrived at the Noor Khan Airbase in Islamabad.
The army and government had earlier dispatched medical teams comprising doctors and paramedics along with relief goods to Nepal.
“In line with the prime minister’s directive, two Pakistani C-130 aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu Sunday morning,” a statement issued by the Foreign Office said on Sunday.
The planes were carrying medical team of doctors and paramedics, 30-bed hospital, medicines, tents, water, dry food, search and rescue team with equipment, the statement noted.
The earthquake in Nepal has caused massive devastation of life and property, and resulted in the deaths of more than 5,000 people with more feared caught up in the debris.
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