Pakistan sends medical, search and rescue teams to Nepal

fPakistan Army’s specialised well-equipped urban search and rescue team is also part of relief mission

Pakistan has sent four C-130 aircraft carrying a 30-bed hospital, special search and rescue teams and relief items for quake-affected people of Nepal.

According to ISPR, the 30-bed hospital will be run by Pakistan Army doctors including Surgical, Medical, orthopedic, gynecologist, anesthesiologist, child specialist, radiologist and paramedics.

An urban search and rescue team of Pakistan Army which is highly specialised for rescue during natural disasters is also part of the mission. The urban search and rescue team is equipped with ground penetrating radars and concrete cutters. The team is specially trained to search people trapped in rubble. It will also carry sniffing dogs.

Food items include 2,000 meals, ready-to-eat packs, eatables and bottled water.

The team is also carrying medicines, 200 tents, 600 blankets and other necessary items.

Two C-130 aircraft carrying earthquake assistance have arrived in Kathmandu this afternoon.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, Pakistan Embassy in Nepal has also made transport and food arrangements for Pakistanis in Nepal. (Source)

She said that these aircrafts may also bring 10 to 15 Pakistanis back in the country.