IDF field hospital in Kathmandu closed in ceremony after treating over 1,427 patients

Over 95 tons in humanitarian aid and medical supplies shipped to region; Joint ceremony between Israeli delegations and Nepali officials held Sunday

Ceremony held in Kathmandu at closure of field hospital Sunday

Ceremony held in Kathmandu at closure of field hospital Sunday

The IDF field hospital by the IDF, Israel’s Homefront Command and several delegations of search and rescue, doctors, nurses and medics built in Kathmandu was closed Sunday in a ceremony held in cooperation Israeli delegations, mainly of the IDF and Nepali officials.

The region’s Urban Developer Minister stated during the ceremony that Nepal “expresses our sincere gratitude to the government of Israel and to the people of Israel for helping us in times of very critical hours for Nepal.”

Israel, which was the first international responded to the region, treated over 1,427 victims on the earthquake, performing a reported 90- life caving operations.

According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the field hospital and medical equipment provided included “an advanced multi-department medical facility, equipped with approximately 95 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies from Israel and a medical staff of 122 doctors, nurses and paramedics will be rapidly established in the city of Kathmandu to provide medical care for disaster casualties…The facility will include pediatric, surgical, internal medicine, neonatal and radiology departments, as well as a maternity ward and emergency and operating rooms.”