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Field hospital in Kathmandu treated 1500 patients in two weeks

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2589 (Published 12 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2589
  1. Nathan Jeffay
  1. 1Kathmandu

A field hospital that helped victims of the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April closed this week after treating 1500 patients, carrying out lifesaving surgery on 90 people, and delivering eight babies.

For almost a fortnight an open area next to Kathmandu’s large military hospital was transformed into a fully functioning hospital with …

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