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Nepal FMT Updates

14 June 2015

FMTs in Nepal: Notice for new teams

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has decided to stop receiving the support of FMTs to manage victims of the mega-earthquake for now unless the local health professionals cannot cater the need.  In such cases, the local agency wishing to work with a foreign medical team will have to approach the Policy Planning and International Cooperation Division (PPICD) of MoHP along with supporting documents to receive permission for the foreign team to work in Nepal. This process may take at least a week.

Please contact Mr. Rajeev Pokharel, Under Secretary at MoHP (PPICD) at email: Rajeevpokharel30@gmail.com or phone: 9841272138.

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1 June 2015

There have been a total of 136 teams. 25 teams are still deployed in the field. This number will decrease significantly by the end of June to approximately 10 or less. 

There were no apparent increase in OPD cases following the second major earthquake.

The acute phase has passed and the Nepal earthquake response is now in the early recovery phase. 

FMTs are now requested to interact primarily with their local DHO

Daily Surveillance reports are to be sent to local DHO
Exit reports are to be coordinated with your local DHO to obtain a letter of recommendation. Submit this along with standard format exit report to FMTCC. Exit reports will be forwarded to HEOC/MoHO who will then issue to certificate of appreciation. 

The FMTCC email (info@fmtcoord.org) will remain active and monitored, so can be contacted if necessary to address any specific FMT issues. The phone hotline remains active as well. While FMTs should now report to thir DHOs, reports sent to FMTCC will be processed too.

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25 May 201510 

The current status of FMTs is: 91 FMTs returned, 41 FMTs still deployed in various districts, 4 FMTs are either on hold or status N/A, and for 5 FMTs the status is still unknown.

Please take note of the new Xcel based surveillance reporting.We kindly ask you to use this form for sending your data based on District, VDC & Location.

If your Location or VDC shall not be (it's unlikely) in the drop-down menus, please send us an email and we provide you an update of the reporting form within 24 hours.

We will store the reporting form on Humanitarian Response and provide you the link to the latest form once it's up, so by bookmarking the link we will send you can download the lastest version of the XLS. 

An update from rehab cluster: Spinal patients are to be referred to the Spinal Injury Center. Anandaban Hospital also can take some patients. IMC is looking at where patients from Gorkha can be relocated. 
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19 May 2015

A snapshot was shown of total cases treated by FMTs: 28,372 OPD cases, 1499 IPD
cases, 440 major surgeries, 158 cases referred from FMTs to hospitals, 6073 trauma
cases, 2,793 ARI cases and 308 deaths reported.

All FMTs:
  - Please submit daily surveillance reports.

  - Please submit your exit reports

  - FMTs need are responsible for their own waste management. It is advised FMTs ensure they have the capacity to treat waste onsite. If
not, they should coordinate with Nepali military forces near the service area. The MoHP has requested the military support anybody who approaches with hospital waste. Medical teams who can’t manage medical waste can also contact the Grandee Hospital

   - IOM is facilitating step-down and relocation of patients. They    requested that departing FMTs provide them at least 23 days notice for any patients that require transportation or step-down.
Calling on the morning of their departure is not acceptable.

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