PM at Military Hospital to learn condition of quake-injured

Kathmandu, April 29:Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today visited the Birendra Military Hospital at Chhauni to inquire about the condition of the people injured by the devastating earthquake that occurred on Saturday.Three hundred and sixty-three earthquake casualties rescued by the Nepalese Army and brought here by helicopter and others are undergoing treatment at this hospital.

"Do not panic, have patience, you will be treated well," the Prime Minister expressed his sympathies to the injured.

On the occasion, Chief of the Army Staff Gaurav Shumsher JBR briefed the Prime Minister on the different initiatives done by the Army towards the rescue and treatment of the injured people.

Out of the 711 injured people that the Army rescued and airlifted from Kavre, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorakha, Sindhupalchok and other hard-hit districts, 363 are receiving treatment at the Military Hospital. Over two dozen of the injured have died in course of treatment, the hospital stated.

All the injured are being treated keeping them in tents at the hospital precincts as the hospital also suffered damage in the quake, Brigadier General Brajendra Sribastav informed RSS.

Apart from the Nepalese Army, the armies of Israel, India and China have also set up separate units for treating the injured, he added.

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