South Wales medics to help Nepal earthquake victims

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Image caption Buildings were destroyed and thousands of people were killed when the first quake hit on April 25

Medical staff from south Wales will fly to Nepal to help treat the victims of two earthquakes.

Up to eight clinicians from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and Swansea's Morriston Hospital will spend a week at hospitals in Kathmandu.

The team, including urologist Amol Pandit, will help in operating theatres and treat people in rural communities.

The country was hit by two earthquakes in two weeks killing about 9,000 people.

Everyone involved in the July trip will give up their own time to join the mission and will pay their own costs.

Mr Pandit, who works mainly at Morriston and Neath Port Talbot hospitals, said the team would use their medical expertise to help local doctors deliver the treatment needed.

"I don't expect there to be much urology work so I will do whatever I can to help even if that is just assisting in the operating theatres," he said.

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Image caption Amol Pandit said the team would also make a donation to the Nepal Disaster Fund

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