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After treating more than 5,000 patients and delivering 11 babies, the NATO Military Relief Hospital is on its way back from an earthquake aid mission to Pakistan.

The hospital team — made up of doctors, nurses and support staff from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom — was in the quake zone for 10 weeks, officials said. The teams treated an average of 120 patients a day and, upon closing the hospital, donated much of their medications and equipment to local medical clinics, NATO officials said Wednesday.

U.S. medical teams, including the Germany-based 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, continue to operate in the region.

The United Nations resumed crucial relief flights to earthquake-devastated areas of Pakistan on Wednesday, but the race to save hungry and freezing victims was stymied by new landslides.

Helicopters flew again after being grounded for three days by the harsh Himalayan winter. But key roads to quake-wracked areas have been blocked by landslides and avalanches triggered by heavy rain and snow.


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