Islamabad, May 08, 2015 (PPI-OT): In pursuance of the directives of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, NDMA continues with its relief operations for Nepal earthquake affectees. On 8th May 2015, another relief flight was sent to Nepal with 3000 tarpaulin shelters and 15 large community shelters.
This plane was also accompanied by Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz along with NDMA officials. The Chairman NDMA visited the earthquake affected areas of Nepal to further assess the ground situation and also to identify further relief needs of the calamity hit communities.
During the visit, the Chairman NDMA also met the Nepalese Chief of Army Staff and Foreign Minister and assured them of Government of Pakistan’s unflinching and continued generous support to bring the affected people to some state of relief.
So far, nine C-130 relief Flights including the present two have been operated and the relief carried included Army Field Hospital of 30 beds (50 member with doctors, paramedics and technicians), 38 Men army USAR team with state of art equipment (team has returned after successfully completing their assigned task) , medicines and 3,000 packs of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) for different communities / stranded tourists, 1,565 tents, 15 Community Shelter, 3000 tarpaulin shelters, 3 ton of food packs, 1 ton rice, 3000 Meals Ready to Eat and 12 tons of medicines (sent with the hospital and also regularly in ensuing flights).
For more information, contact:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Prime Minister’s Office, 2nd Floor,
Sector G-5-1, Constitution Avenue,
Post Code 44000, Islamabad