IDF Field Hospital in Nepal Delivers Baby, Treats 100
The Fellowship | April 30, 2015
Yesterday we reported on the Fellowship-adopted IDF battalion currently serving the many injured and homeless in Nepal. Today, The Times of Israel reports on the busy (and uplifting) first day of the field hospital set up by the IDF to treat those affected by Saturday’s earthquake:
Israel’s field hospital in earthquake-hit Nepal began operating Wednesday morning, with staff treating nearly 100 patients and delivering their first baby — a boy — on the first day, according to an IDF spokesperson…
Over 250 doctors and rescue personnel were part of an IDF delegation that landed Tuesday in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, in the wake of Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated large swaths of the mountainous country, killing at least 5,000 and leaving some 8,000 wounded and tens of thousands seeking shelter and food.
The Israeli group set up the field hospital with 60 beds, including an obstetrics department, and was operating in coordination with the local army hospital.