TITLE

Unforeseen difficulties faced by a hospital in dealing with mass disaster victims

AUTHOR(S)
Dhar, Shabir Ahmed; Hamid, Arshiya; Salim Khan, Shahzada Mohammed; Butt, Mohammed Farooq
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Tropical Doctor;Oct2008, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p260
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Every major mass disaster challenges the health care services, especially in the third world. These challenges include the expected situations mainly pertaining to the overload of patients and the stretching of hospital facilities. We report our experiences about several unforseen challenges faced by our hospital in the 2005 earthquake that struck the Kashmir region.
ACCESSION #
70244736

 

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