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Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Aug;12(4):536-538. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.16. Epub 2016 May 18.

Medical Rescue of China International Search & Rescue Team (CISAR) in Nepal Earthquake.

Author information

1
1Medical Department,General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force.
2
2Institute of Medical Equipment Academy of Military Medical Sciences of PLA.
3
3Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health,Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People's Armed Police Force.

Abstract

On April 25, 2015, a massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal at 2:11 pm (Beijing time). The 68-member-strong China International Search & Rescue Team (CISAR) left for Nepal at 6 am, April 26, to help with relief work. The CISAR was the first foreign team to rescue a survivor who was trapped beneath the rubble in the Gongabu area after the earthquake. On May 8, the team fulfilled the search-and-rescue mission and returned to Beijing. During the 2 weeks of rescue work, the team treated more than 3700 victims and cleared approximately 430 buildings. In this rescue mission, 10 experienced medical officers (including nine doctors and a nurse) from the General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force (PAP) comprised the medical team of CISAR. In this report, we focus on the medical rescues by CISAR and discuss the characteristics of the medical rescue in Nepal. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;12:536-538).

KEYWORDS:

CISAR; disaster medicine; earthquake; medical rescue

PMID:
27189723
DOI:
10.1017/dmp.2016.16
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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