May 12, 2015 – Baluwa, Nepal – CMAT Team 1 was sound asleep when another major quake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook them awake at 3:00 this morning. All team members are safe and accounted for, and there have not been any reports of injuries or deaths in the immediate vicinity. Virtually no one in the local communities remains in their homes as they are either all demolished or in severe disrepair. Families are sleeping under tarps or in the open.
Several teams have arrived into the area to help with the rebuilding process, and Nepali soldiers were reconstructing the school building adjacent to CMAT’s camp.
CMAT medical teams continue to see dozens of patients each day, and on one of the mobile medical clinics conducted in a high mountain village, team members intervened to help save the life of a small child who had been suffering acute diahrrea. After stabilizing the child and providing hydration, a helicopter was brought in to medi-evac the child to a centre which could provide a higher level of care.
CMAT Medical team 2 is preparing to deploy to Nepal this coming weekend, and CMAT continues to rely on its generous donors for support. Donations can be made at at CanadaHelps, and any donations made by May 25th will be eligible to be matched by the Canadian government.