Nepal: MSF Establishes Emergency Field Hospital in Arughat

*** Local Caption *** A giant earthquake struck Nepal on the morning of Saturday April 25th. Thousands are confirmed dead with many more injured and homeless.MSF teams and equipment have already arrived in the country, and more are on their way. Kathmandu has experienced relatively little destruction, with the vast majority of buildings still standing. However, many people are sleeping outside in tents and makeshift shelters as they are afraid to be inside due to aftershocks. This is a concern given that storms are expected over the coming days.
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is setting up an inflatable field hospital in Arughat, Nepal, a town in Gorkha district, approximately 83 miles northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. The 20-bed hospital will come equipped with operating facilities, as well as an obstetrics and maternity unit, and will provide critical health services in the wake of the April 25 earthquake. 

"This facility here is replacing the health center that was destroyed in the earthquake and which provides health care to the 10,000 inhabitants living here in Arughat, as well as the 40,000 people in the small, inaccessible villages in the surrounding health district," says Dr. Jean-Paul Delain.