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Wpg Free Press: Local doctor lending a hand in Nepal

April 29, 2015 — 

Alumnus Douglas Maguire is using his University of Manitoba education to aid the sick and injured in Nepal after a devastating earthquake shook the Himalayan country on April 25.

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:

A Winnipeg doctor is en route to Nepal this week, volunteering his time and skill to the Red Cross following the massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.

An anesthetist at Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Douglas Maguire went to school in St. Vital and graduated from the University of Manitoba. He’s part of a 23-person team the Red Cross is sending to deliver medical care to those displaced by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu.

His team will be specifically looking after children, newborn babies and expectant mothers.

“That will be interesting, seeing lots of babies brought into the world amidst chaos, but being able to provide them warmth and shelter. That’s a scarce commodity,” Maguire said.

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