Standing Proud …. and so they should

Bowen to Bangladesh

SIRC’s Administration Director Dipesh Pradhan reflected on the year that was – a tough and difficult year that saw the Nepalese experience two large earthquakes in April and May respectively, with continued strong aftershocks – another two days ago measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale.  Thousands lost their lives, and many more injured – some very seriously with spinal cord injuries.  It is these seriously injured patients that arrived to SIRC for medical care and SCI rehabilitation.

SIRC was a 52-bed facility, that in a matter of weeks, had to ramp up to accommodate over 200 SCI patients.  The heads of department of medical care, nursing, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work had to get their heads together fast to determine how they were going to accommodate a 4-fold increase in the number of patients, whilst maintaining the medical care and rehabilitation for over 30 SCI patients already being…

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