Busy Busy! We have seen well over 200 patients so far,
130 of those have been Nepali. We have sent 8 patients down for further care by helicopter plus a number who have walked down for faster recovery (these walking patients mostly suffering from lower respiratory infections.) The most frequent visits have been for respiratory issues (viral infections, sore throats, pneumonia.) We are seeing increasing numbers of high altitude cough since the climbers are climbing and sleeping higher now. Most recently evacuations have included patients with icefall trauma, suspected intestinal bleeding, high altitude pulmonary edema. We’ve been called for home/tent visits for patients with back pain and a few with severe diarrhea and dehydration.
Most of our folks have either finished or are on their first rotation at the moment. The season is moving along!
Photo of Dr Bhandari with a patient.