Large-scale physical disabilities and their management in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

@article{Mallick2010LargescalePD,
  title={Large-scale physical disabilities and their management in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.},
  author={Monalisa Mallick and Jahanzeb Khan Aurakzai and Khalif Mohamud Bile and Nehad F. Ahmed},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 Suppl},
  pages={S98-105}
}
The October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan created a new generation of "persons with disabilities" (PWDs) in the affected districts. A total of 741 people suffered spinal injuries while 713 underwent amputations. A comprehensive response was launched jointly by the Ministry of Health, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority and the World Health Organization involving rescue and recovery, hospitalization, surgical interventions, building of infrastructure, development of technical… CONTINUE READING