Print Edition - 2015-06-01  |  Earthquake Relief

Help comes to Ichok


May 31, 2015-

A team from the United Kingdom recently distributed relief supplies to earthquake victims in Ichok VDC in Sindhupalchok District.

After learning about the plight of the district’s locals through the news and social media, the team, led by the Rosy Hira Foundation Nepal, collected relief material from Nepalis in the UK and arrived in Nepal to distribute them. They have distributed rice, pulses, soap and instant noodles to victims in Wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Ichok, according to the chairman of the foundation, Hiradan Rai.

Likewise, another organisation, Change for Health, organised a health camp for 210 people who were injured or had fallen ill after the earthquake. A team of four doctors, four nurses and two volunteers led by Chairman Laxman Adhikari conducted the camp in Ichok.

According to the vice-chairman of the organisation, Machhindra Acharya, the team conducted follow-up dressing on the injured, treated diarrhoea patients and those with body pain and joints disorder and referred others to hospitals in Wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the VDC.

Ichok, which is 85 km from Kathmandu and 80 km from Chautara, the district headquarters, has a population of 8,700. A total of 116 people have lost their lives to the Great Earthquake in the village while 200 have been injured. Out of a total of 1,410 houses in the village, 97 percent have been damaged while the rest have sustained severe damage, rendering them unliveable.

Published: 01-06-2015 07:45

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