Pakistan

Four C-130 carrying relief goods to be sent to Nepal: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army will dispatch four C-130 aircrafts carrying a 30-bed hospital, special search and rescue teams and relief items to Nepal tomorrow, ARY News reported quoting ISPR.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a 30-bed hospital comprising along with a team Pak-Army doctors and specialists including surgeons, orthopedics, gynecologists, anesthesiologists, child specialists, radiologists and paramedics will leave for Nepal tomorrow to assist rescue operation.

ISPR stated that an urban search and rescue team of Pakistan Army, highly specialized for rescue during natural disasters, is also being sent to Nepal.

“The urban search and rescue team is equipped with ground penetrating radars, concrete cutters and other equipment. The team is specially trained to search people trapped in rubble and will also carry sniffing dogs with it”, ISPR added.

Food items being dispatched include 2000 ready-to-eat meals, other eatables, water bottles, medicines, 200 tents, 600 blankets and other necessary items.

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