CHENNAI: Brahmakumaris Disaster Services has sent 5.2 tonnes of relief material including blankets, clothes for children and adults, along with food items such as biscuits for victims of the Nepal Earthquake. The relief material was sent from Mumbai to Raxaul, in Bihar, on May 5.
Brahmakumaris Disaster Services has partnered with AmeriCares India, an organisation, which provides relief and medical aid.
In addition, the Brahma Kumaris Global Hospital, Mumbai, has sent a team of professionals and medical assistance for the victims.
Since May 1, a team of volunteers comprising orthopaedic surgeons Gopal Mahadeo Shinde and Shrinivas Yemul, and anaesthetist Harishchandra M Sakhare, have been providing medical services. They have performed a large number of surgeries, along with other international volunteers from South Africa and Nepal.
Joining them is a second team of volunteers, which includes five specialists — Phulendra Kothari (physician), Shankar Kanthe (surgeon), Dr Leena Chokhani (anaesthetist), Dr Abhijit Jadhav (orthopaedic surgeon) and Dr Surendra Seth (physician) — from the Brahma Kumaris Global Hospital, Mumbai.