Updated on 20 May 2015
The division has deployed nearly 175 doctors which includes 125 foreigners in a number of quake-hit areas
Singapore: National and international doctors were brought together by the Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Control division of Nepal's Health Department to tackle any possible epidemics outbreaks in the earthquake-affected districts, suggest reports from Kathmandu.
The division has deployed nearly 175 doctors which includes 125 foreigners in a number of places such as Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Dhading and other affected districts.
The medical teams will work to create awareness among people about the possible outbreak of communicable diseases. Likewise, the teams will carry out necessary work for health services in the quake-affected areas and coordinate with the central-level authorities regarding the health condition of the people and offer services as needed.
Many experts have ruled out the possibility of an epidemic due to the piled up dead bodies in quake-hit areas. "Fear of epidemic due to the cadavers is a myth created by the media' said, Mr Kailash Gupta, director of the Indian chapter of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), who has done extensive research on the mass corpse's management after the disasters.