Our team also had two nurses, whom were in much demand in the health camps we ran. There were many broken bones and head injuries. We were the first relief workers to reach these villages. It was so nice to talk to people, they were so happy to see us there to help them.
On the second day we distributed food and tents, these villages do not have any facilities and the people had to defecate in the open. There is also a scarcity of water so keeping hygienic is difficult. As we learned of the seriousness of the injuries we immediately coordinated with the chief district officer (CDO) and managed to convince him that he needed to send a helicopter to bring in more relief supplies and to take the injured to hospitals.
The third day we made a program for the children. They are traumatized and frightened by the earthquake and all the destruction and lose they have experienced. We played games and laughed and took their minds off things for a few hours, it was nice to be able to bring a smile to their faces.
The fourth day was spent conducting another health camp and tent distribution. We travelled down to Parsang and distributed some food and donated our remaining medical supplies to the local health post. The rest of the day was spent doing need assessments of the villagers.
We ended our work by arranging a meeting with the CDO, locals, police, and political parties to see if they could all work together to address the problems of the villages. It ended on a positive note.