Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system

April 26, 2015 4:30 PM

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KATHMANDU, April 26 (Reuters) - A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff.

The country of 28 million has only 2.1 physicians and 50 hospital beds for every 10,000 people, according to a 2011 World Health Organization report.

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