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Identified Needs for the future - St. John's Medical College Gujarat Earthquake Relief Team Report (January-February 2001)
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  1. Introduction
  2. Preparation
  3. Field Activities
  4. Debriefing
  5. Identified Needs for the future
  6. Profile of team members
  7. Supplies
  8. Coordination with other groups
  9. Future Plans
  10. Thoughts
  11. Acknowledgements

Identified needs for the future:

Trauma related: Orthopedic and surgical injuries, Infections and wounds, revision surgeries - nailing, plates, fixators; rehabilitation, disability limitation - physiotherapy, prosthetics.

Exposure related (shelter and clothes): Acute Respiratory Infections, Infections

Sanitation/drinking water related: Diarrhea, dysentery, and infections

Psychosocial consequences: Grief, Depression, guilt, unresponsiveness, reactions

Food supplies: Malnutrition, Vitamin and Mineral (e.g. Iron) deficiencies

Gender and Child Issues: Health needs, routine and specific