Part 5 of our May, 2015 Loma Linda University Health Orthopedic Team visit to Nepal. Some readers may find it unusual that we are posting trip reports from Nepal on a website devoted to a project in Haiti. However the precipitating circumstances (major earthquakes) are similar and currently a team that frequents Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti are working at Scheer Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Banepa, Nepal. (This and subsequent reports from Nepal will be posted in a straggled fashion due to inconsistent internet access).
Due to postquake patient flow, a nearby hospital received more trauma victims than SMH did. After finishing our cases last Friday we headed a few kilometers east on the road to China to Dhulikhel Hospital to determine if our team could be of assistance.