Continuing care for tuberculosis, diabetes and heart patients in earthquake hit Nepal

TB patient in Jhor Makankal, central Nepal
WHO/A. Bhatiasevi

May 2015 -- Less than 24 hours after the earthquake shook Nepal, outpatient assistant Ganga KC assumed her regular post at Alka hospital’s tuberculosis (TB) treatment centre, south of Kathmandu. On 26 April, Ganga opened the doors to the Lalitpur-based facility ready to receive patients. Despite the earthquake, Ganga knew a lapse in TB care for her patients could result in their medicines becoming less effective.