The news of today about the help to Nicaragua after the severe earthquake that damaged almost 2500 houses and two of the Niched hospitals, is that most of the equipment is removed from hospitals Velez Paiz in Managua and Mauricio Abdalah in Chinandega to overcome any damage to the equipment. By the end of this week, two experts (Reggy Braun from NICHED and Andreas Bichlapp from DXR in Hamburg) will travel to Nicaragua for a two weeks job to de-install the delicate Bucky systems and hopefully build them up again in other hospitals. All patients from both hospitals have been transferred to surrounding hospitals and also the medical staff moved with them. For that reason most of the donated Niched equipment moved to the same locations.
The fund raising that we started after the news about the earthquakes was very successful. Within a few days we received donations from the City of Eindhoven (sister community of Chinandega) and company IDB who donated a lot in the past. Moreover private donations brought a significant amount as well. All together a fantastic reaction from our sponsors that helps us to guarantee the life support to the people of Nicaragua who need it most.