Health Post nurses check people returning to their village from Kathmandu, India and The Gulf States
As Covid-19 cases increase, the situation is becoming critical forcing the Government to extend Lockdown until 18th May. Already Narayani Hospital, one of the main hospitals receiving Covid -19 patients is struggling to cope. The hospital has just one ventilator!
In developing countries, like Nepal, where so many rural areas are without any healthcare facilities the spread of the Coronavirus will be disastrous.
The Nestling Trust with our partner NGO Sitara, is supporting the Health posts and two District Health centres in the five remote village areas in which we work in Dolakha. The nurses now have the equipment to identify those suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, so they may be isolated from others in the villages for an appropriate time. This is vital work especially now, after 44 days of 'Lockdown', thousands who have lost their jobs and livelihoods, are returning to their villages. The Nestling Trust is seeking to help further equip the isolation areas in Marbu and Melung.