May 27, 2015 – Baluwa, Nepal
Media Sources along with CMAT logistics resources have all reported that a river in northwestern Nepal has been blocked by a landslide, causing the formation of an artifical lake approximately 2 km long. Villages downstream are being evacuated, in case the landslide gives way. CMAT can confirm that Team 2 is working in a village which is several hundred kilometres to the east of this site, and remains safe.
Team 2 has been busy treating basic primary care issues in Baluwa and trekking to surrounding villages to follow up on some more serious cases, but the need there is quickly returning to pre-earthquake levels. The Health Cluster in Gorkha this week has also indicated that a particular neighbouring region was seeing a small surge of patients, and so CMAT sent a small strike team to this region to meet with the District Health representative. Pending confirmation, CMAT will be transitioning to this new area to assist in the surge capacity.
CMAT Medical team 3 deployed earlier today to Nepal from Vancouver and Toronto. Team 3 team members include:
- Dr. James Lee, MD and Team Leader; Edmonton, AB
- Jill Allison, Logistics; St. John’s, NL
- Katie Dunham, RN; London, ON
- Janna Hotson, RPN; Deep River, ON
- Marie-Eve Pelchat, RN; Edmonton, AB
- Dr. Rubert Kruhlak, MD; Edmonton, AB
- Tracey Pugh, RN; Calgary, AB
- Rebecca Morante, RN; Okotoks, AB
- Dasha Johnston, RN; Edmonton, AB
- Scott Haig, Paramedic, Vancouver, BC.
CMAT would like to extend our sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to all our donors and corporate/ organizational sponsors for helping make this deployment such a success.