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In the new Health and Birthing Centre in Baiteshwor - due to be completed this June, £225 pays the salary of one nurse for one month. Baitshwor is a mountainous remote area where approximately 12,000 people will benefit from this medical facility.
Previously women had to trek many miles across mountain tracks to the nearest birth centre, sometimes arriving too late. Fear of getting Covid in local towns has also meant that many women give birth in their villages, in unhygienic conditions. Most village homes are without running water, many have earth flooring, and most, have no heating.
Funded by TNT and local government, the new Health Centre will be within easy reach of the Baiteswor population and, as well as providing antenatal, postnatal and birthing facilities, it will provide general health care and health education for villagers.
£450 Salary for two nurses for one month
£250 Delivery bed
£100 Medicine cupboard
£75 Oxygen cylinder
£50 Privacy screens
£20 Therma gun thermometer
£10 Sterile suture and dressing packs