Medics raise £2,400 for Nepal earthquake victims

Dr Shiv Gurung  with colleagues at South Tyneside District Hospital.
Dr Shiv Gurung with colleagues at South Tyneside District Hospital.

Kind-hearted medics at South Tyneside District Hospital raised £2,400 to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake.

Consultant anaesthetist Dr Shiv Gurung, his colleague speciality doctor Dr Kumud Bhattarai, and other members of the anaesthetics and operating theatres team organised a cake sale and tombola, which was held in the hospital.

Dr Gurung said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported us.

“From the chief executive to hospital staff from all departments, and patients and visitors, people were very generous - not only in spending their money, but also in supplying the cakes and prizes, and we were amazed at the amount we raised.”

Once immediate life-saving needs were met following the earthquake in April, which killed more than 9,000, work began on helping millions of people to rebuild their lives and this is ongoing.

The cash will be given to the Health Exchange Nepal (UK), a charity which promotes the exchange of medical knowledge and techniques.