Aus doctors escape quake to lend a hand

DOCTORS attending an Australasian urology conference in Christchurch have been lending a helping hand in the aftermath of yesterday's earthquake.

Shortly after the quake, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand president Dr David Malouf offered the services of conference goers to assist with casualties on the street.

The conference was being held at the Christchurch Convention Centre with many delegates staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel less than 500 m from the collapsed Pyne Gould Corp building.

Doctors from the conference rushed to help at