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University Of Debrecen Sends Medical Team To Earthquake-Hit Nepal

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2015.04.29.

A team of medics from the University of Debrecen in eastern Hungary will leave for earthquake-hit Nepal on Wednesday to help the victims, the head of the team has said. The group of three doctors and one technical assistant is flying to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu through Doha equipped with practically an entire mobile hospital, he added.

They will take with them 30 million forints (EUR 100,000) worth of medical equipment and aid, medicine, as well as technology helping satellite communication, András Késmárky told MTI. The team will assist with installing temporary medical services to provide to as many victims as possible, he said. Due to limited resources, the equipment will be taken aboard the aeroplane as hand luggage in military crates, he explained.

The four-man team is not the only Hungarian relief effort to assist recovery in the aftermath of the natural disaster. Staff from the Hungarian Baptist Charity Service are already in Nepal but have claimed that local officials are not allowing them near the disaster area. As Mr. Késmárky explained, the team from Debrecen plans to help out in state-run hospitals and work on-site later if there is demand.

via hungarymatters.hu and hirado.hu
photo: bbc.co.uk