Child in Nepal 2
Nepal, may-june 2015
I met Manita in the District Hospital in one of the provinces affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Hospital is actually a big word, since most of the buildings were badly damaged and it was no longer safe to use them. Aid agencies had set up tents, where makeshift accommodation and reatment rooms are arranged.
Together with her father and her pregnant mother Manita stayed, since a week, in one of these tents. A medical team with a helicopter that reached out to villages, met her mother with a breech presentation. Without adequate medical assistance this would almost certainly have been fatal for mother and child. Therefore, the family was evacuated, with the helicopter, to the District Hospital, where one of these days a sibling of Manita could be born.