The situation is getting worse day by day. In the last ten days cases those found to be infected have doubled.
The Nestling Trust (TNT) through their partner NGO SITARA, provided PPE - surgical masks, gloves, soap, sanitizer, disinfectant etc. to Health Posts in five remote areas of Dolakha Nepal. Should Covid-19 spread to such remote areas it will be disastrous due to the lack of very basic medical items. People from those areas have no easy access to facilities, where symptoms of the COVID-19 can be treated. They have to travel long way to visit the Primary Health Centre or a hospital and the roads and tracks across the mountains are very bad and often impassable.
We have heard from the remote Health Posts of Chilankha and Lapilang (established by TNT and SITARA in 2016) that so far the villagers are safe. They are following the World health Organisation and government guidelines to prevent infection by COVID 19. Nurses are teaching effective hand washing and self-distancing measures.
Due to the continuous lockdown and resulting loss of livelihoods, hunger is becoming a major problem.
TNT is helping reduce the spread of the coronavirus and we are thankful to TNT from the bottom of our heart.