Max Healthcare, one of India's leading healthcare services has launched 'Operation Sadbhavna' to extend their support to the earthquake victims of Nepal. The recent earthquake in Nepal termed as the 'Himalayan Tragedy', has claimed thousands of lives leaving the country and its people shaken.
Those who survived the calamity now face an uphill task of surviving the sanitation and health epidemics, while some are still praying for a ray of hope as they lie under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
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."
Doctors from Max Healthcare are working with Nepal Bharat Maitri Hospital, Kathmandu from where they are consulting and treating the injured patients. The doctors are also seeing patients at Bhaktapur and in further rural remote areas.
Mehta said, "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."
Max Healthcare has also supplied medicines like antiseptics, bandages, painkillers, analgesics, paracetamol, cetrizine, avil, antibiotics, hypertension and diabetes medicines, which are being, distributed to the quake victims.
Employees of Max Healthcare and the Max India Foundation have donated money to buy relief materials, toiletries and dry rations for the victims. So far, 20 tons of these supplies have been sent to Nepal for distribution to the needy.
Approximately 2.8 million people have been displaced by the earthquake, as hundreds of thousands of are afraid to return to their homes. More than 70,000 houses have been destroyed and the figure is expected to rise further. With such a grim situation confronting Nepal, ready medical aid is the first and foremost necessity for the victims.