World Health Organization
South Asia earthquake – the health situation
WHO/Chris Black

Health supplies
Anaesthetics, antibiotics, intravenous fluids and basic pain killers; medical supplies including respiratory and surgical equipment; and disposable supplies such as masks, gloves and gowns are urgently needed. Drugs and equipment to treat chronic diseases such as diabetes are also in short supply.

Within days, WHO sent enough medical supplies for 270 000 people for one month.

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