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Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal has efficiently managed its Aid-posts Manang and Pheriche in the Fall Season 2013. The HRA has been providing medical services and rescue assistance if needed to local people, foreign trekkers and trekking & mountaineering support staff including porters and guides from the Aid-posts since its inception.
Dr. Sandrine Marie Royer Canada, Dr. Charlotte Molly McEwan UK and Dr. Justin Thomas Pitman USA volunteered in Manang Aid-post in fall 2013.
Likewise, Dr. Daniel Wing USA, Dr. Sara Burnham Wing USA, Dr. Hong Chong USA, Ms. Michelle USA and Dr. Nicholas Kanaan USA volunteered in Pheriche Aid-post in fall 2013.
Given below is a brief statistics of medical facilities and assistance provided from the Aid-post during fall season -2013:
Fall Season 2013 Manang Aid-post Pheriche Aid-post
Nepali Patients 498 351
Foreigners 180 245
Total Patients 678 596
Helicopter Evacuations 07 24
AMS Talk Attendees 1691 709
Home Visit 12 04
Both Aid-posts will remain closed for the winter. HRA is all set to continue its Aid-post operations in the Spring 2014.
(News Prepared by Bhuwan Acharya)