On Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 11:56am, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake
hit Nepal. The epicenter was approximately 50 miles west of Kathmandu,
and about 65 miles west of Banepa, where Scheer Memorial Hospital is
located. The initial quake was felt at the hospital, as well as the
Because buildings were not considered safe, medical staff immediately
set up an emergency operating room in the hospital courtyard.
A C-section was performed within hours.
Deccan Herald reported the event.
None of the Nepalese or foreign doctors and staff were injured
in the earthquake. However, everyone who lives on the compound
slept outside the first night because of aftershocks.
Only one wall in the oldest part of the hospital was cracked,
otherwise the buildings are intact. However the quake and aftershocks
caused damage to many homes and businesses in the villages around
the hospital. Some of the staff who do not live on the compound
have lost their homes.
The medical staff has worked tirelessly to treat the injured.
By Monday morning, 204 patients had been admitted.
Everyone at Scheer Memorial Hospital wishes to express our gratitude
to all our friends, loved ones, and supporters.
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