Telemedicine Health Support eClinics in NepalAuthor: ICTpost - Published 2015-09-09 00:44
A 7.9 Richter quake shook the central districts of Nepal including Kathmandu on April 25th 2015. Its effects so far include over 8700 dead, 20,000 injured, and devastation of many buildings with over 1.4 million rendered homeless.
There have been many aftershocks making it difficult for people to get back to life, even for those houses which are still standing.Natural disasters, particularly those of this magnitude, are known to cause PTSD and related mental problems, affecting approximately 80% of the population. It is known to be largely evanescent but in 3- 5%, it persists, resulting in serious long term effects.