The Health Posts are providing Health education as well as health care for villagers raising awareness of the importance of effective handwashing and social distancing and supplying soap for disadvantaged families.
Nepali migrant workers from China and India who have lost their jobs through the Covid-19 virus, are returning to their villages in remote areas of Nepal. This is also true of thousands of workers in Kathmandu who have lost their jobs because of the 'lockdown' in Nepal. Crowded buses and people packed into the back of trucks as well as groups walking and sleeping rough, huddled together for warmth, make the likelihood of the virus spreading, a huge emergency.
Marbu Health Post and also Melung are converting two local school buildings into isolation areas where suspected cases of Covid-19 patients can be quarantined. The Nestling Trust is trying to raise further funds to provide more much-needed equipment for these isolation ward areas. We would welcome any other Charity doing similar work to get in touch to discuss how we may be able to assist one another.