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Campaign 06 May 2015

Max Healthcare launches ‘Operation Sadbhavna’ to extend support to Nepal earthquake victims

A team of doctors and paramedical staff has offered emergency medical care to the victims of recent earthquake in Nepal.

Termed as the ‘Himalayan Tragedy’, the recent earthquake in Nepal claimed thousands of lives in Nepal, leaving many injured and homeless. Those who survived the catastrophe are now facing an uphill task of surviving the sanitation and health epidemics that arise after a natural calamity, while some are still praying for a ray of hope as they lie under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

In a scenario that calls for humanity to rise and act as one, Max Healthcare has introduced ‘Operation Sadbhavna’ to extend its support to the earthquake victims of Nepal.

Under the Operation Sadbhavna, Max Healthcare has sent a team of 11 doctors and paramedical staff including physicians, surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and logistical coordination managers to the calamity hit regions.

The doctors from Max Healthcare are working with Nepal Bharat Maitri Hospital, Kathmandu from where they are consulting and treating the injured patients. Moreover, the doctors are also seeing patients at Bhaktapur and in nearaby rural remote areas.

Commenting on the matter, Rajit Mehta, Managing Director and CEO, Max Healthcare said, "This is one of the worst natural calamities to have ever struck Nepal. As the magnitude of the tragedy continues to unfold, we feel that it is critical that people who are being rescued should be provided immediate medical treatment. We at Max Healthcare wish to extend all possible support to the people of Nepal in this hour of need. Our team of doctors and paramedical staff will be available 24X7 at Nepal Bharat Maitri Hospital in order to ensure that people get access to medicines and medical aid without any delay."

The Max Healthcare unit has also supplied medicines including antiseptics, bandages, pain killers, analgesics, paracetamol, cetrizine, avil, antibiotics, hypertension and diabetes medicines which are distributed among the quake victims.

Nevertheless, the employees of Max Healthcare and the Max India Foundation have donated money to buy relief materials like blankets, torches, bed sheets, tarpaulins, sleeping bags, tins of baby food/ powder milk, basic toiletries like soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, detergent, personal hygiene, sanitary napkins, towels, items of hygiene needs for men, women and children and dry rations like rice, pulses, tea leaves, salt, sugar, glucose biscuits for the quake victims. So far, the company has sent over 20 tonnes of these supplies to Nepal for distribution to the needy.

Approx 2.8 million people have been displaced by the earthquake, as thousands of residents are still afraid of returning home. Over 70,000 houses were destroyed in the natural calamity and the figure is expected to rise further.

In this crucial condition of the neighbouring country, the extensive support provided by Indian companies like Max Healthcare truly commendable.

Max Healthcare has over 2,100 leading doctors, 9,300 employees and has treated over 19,00,000 patients from over 80 countries.

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