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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 May 2016

Jiong Yang
Affiliation:
Medical Department, General Hospital of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force
Zhen Yang
Affiliation:
Institute of Medical Equipment Academy of Military Medical Sciences of PLA Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force
Qi Lv
Affiliation:
Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Key laboratory of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Hai-feng Liu
Affiliation:
Medical Department, General Hospital of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force
Hui Ding
Affiliation:
Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Key laboratory of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Meng-yang Yu
Affiliation:
Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Key laboratory of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Xi-huan Zeng
Affiliation:
Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Key laboratory of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Xin Wang
Affiliation:
Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Key laboratory of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Hao-jun Fan*
Affiliation:
Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force Key laboratory of Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
*
Correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Fan Hao-jun, Institute of Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Affiliated Hospital of Logistic University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF), Chenglin Road 220, Hedong District, Tianjin, 300162 (e-mail: haojunfan86@163.com).

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)

Type
Report from the Field
Copyright
Copyright © Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. 2016 

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