Kathmandu: Following a strong earthquake in Nepal on Friday night, Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population conducted an emergency meeting at the Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC).
In the meeting, ministry officials and stakeholders discussed the health sector response to the earthquake.
Mohan Bahadur Basnet, Minister for Health and Population instructed World Health Organization (WHO) Nepal and the humanitarian health partners to remain vigilant and take necessary actions in coordination with the government agencies of the affected areas, according to the ministry.
The ministry has taken an updated list of equipment and other resources that might be required in the course of providing treatment to the earthquake victims, said Dr. Prakash Budhathoki, spokesperson at the ministry. “The ministry has been closely following the health situation at the affected districts and will work to ensure timely availability of necessary medicines and equipment.”
According to him, the ministry has also asked concerned stakeholders including government agencies nonprofits, international development agencies, and other partners to remain vigilant of the situation.