Kashmir crisis is worse than the Asian tsunami, says WHO

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:926
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Acute health risks are adding to the suffering of the survivors of the earthquake in South Asia.

    Problems in access have meant that many injured people are untreated and have developed gangrene and other life threatening conditions. The World Health Organization says that 26 hospitals in Pakistan have been destroyed or are too dangerous to keep open and that most clinics in the affected areas are thought to be destroyed or severely damaged.

    “The number made homeless, the destruction of roads and infrastructure, and the terrain over which the catastrophe has struck make this a bigger disaster than the tsunami,” reports WHO's regional …

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