Print Edition - 2015-06-02  |  Earthquake Relief

Canadian minister treats the injured in Rasuwa

Canadian minister treats the injured in Rasuwa

Jun 1, 2015-

Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Kellie Leitch, who is also a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, recently visited field hospitals in Rasuwa and treated the injured there.  

Leitch wasn’t here as a representative of her government but on a personal mission as a volunteer. She felt compelled to come to Nepal and help when she came to know about the devastation.

Balkrishna Sedhai, central member of Nepal Red Cross Society, said Leitch also wanted to take stock of the situation in the earthquake-ravaged districts.

Leitch been documenting her experience on social media. “I’d like to encourage all Canadians to do what they can to help those in need. This is proving to be an incredibly moving experience and I’m very proud that I could be a part of it,” she wrote in a Facebook Post.

According to district health office chief Krishna Bahadur Mijar in Rasuwa, Leitch made the rounds with the Canadian Red Cross Society at their field hospital in the Dhunche region, near the Nepal-China border.  

“In Rasuwa, local doctors have managed to treat 270 patients in two weeks. During regular practice in Canada I would have treated 450 patients in a year,” said Litch.

Five hundred and ninety-seven people have died and over 700 people have been injured in Rasuwa due to the Great Earthquake and its aftershocks.

Published: 02-06-2015 07:35

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