However, they did not know how to properly care for their wounds, thus causing further infections or inflammation.
Therefore, the Tzu Chi team gave them medicine and explained to them the proper ways to change the dressings for their wounds.
On October 21, the team arrived at Muzaffarabad and set up camp on the NGO campground adjacent to the UN earthquake relief headquarters compound.
Tzu Chi was one of only seven organizations granted permission to camp there.
And in three days, I am reopening my store.” His tenacity in the face of hardships echoes what a middle school teacher said earlier: “We are strong!
”The two things that the survivors needed the most were medical care and tents. Qiu Zong-lang told his patients, “Take these pills with food twice a day.” He modified the dosage so that patients could take the medicine in the morning and evening to comply with the requirements of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.
Some survivors tried to seek help only to find that the roads to the outside world had been blocked by landslides.
They were isolated by the high mountains of that area. With winter looming, the survivors had to face the even more daunting challenge of surviving in the bitterly cold mountains without the protection of their homes.
A violent earthquake shook the city of Bam, 1285 km southeast of Teheran in Iran at 5.28 a.m. The earthquake was of the magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale.
Its epicenter was outside Bam, about 1000 km southeast of Tehran.