After 10 days, the Israeli field hospital in quake ravaged Nepal is packing up and heading back to Israel on Monday.
“Today the IDF completed its mission in Nepal. The mission consisted of 260 search and rescue and medical personnel and 95 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies,” said IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col Peter Lerner.
The 60-bed field hospital was set up in Katmandu. Over 16,000 people were injured and nearly 8,000 perished in the 7.8 quake.
The field hospital treated over 1,600 patients since it was set up.
90 operations were performed on Nepal victims of the quake. 8 babies were born, including two c-sections.
Nepal's Urban Development Minister Narayan Khadka expressed the Nepal government's gratitude declared."Let me express our sincere gratitude to the government of Israel and to the people of Israel for helping us in times of very critical hours for Nepal."