BASE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES COVID-19 SUPPORT
Nepal Needs Our Help, Now More Than Ever
Nepal is grappling with the deadly second wave of COVID-19 which has put an enormous strain on the existing medical infrastructure. The country is running out the oxygen supply, minimum PCR tests and shortage of essential medicines has worsened the life of marginalized people living in the villages. Numbers of people in the villages are struggling with the common symptoms of the Covid infection but they lack safety kits, life-saving medicines and medical care access.
With the generous support of our partners, local governments, stakeholders and members we have conducted medical camp with a team of doctor and health workers in the villages of Dang and Kailali, the most affected red zone districts.
Between the dates of May 27th – June 5th, 2021, the team has examined health of 1096 (636 female and 460 male) people along with medical counseling as well as essential basic medication.
Out of 1096 people, 819 people found struggling with the common symptoms to Covid-19 but only 46 have got access to PCR test. The medical camp team has guided the patients about safety precautions.
Distributed 55,450 pieces masks, 1031 bottles (100 ml and 500 ml) sanitizer, 34 sets PPE set to 39 Health Centers and 934 Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV). Provided telephone counseling to 554 thousand days mothers.
Distributed medicines to 684 persons for controlling fever, cold and cough. Supported with Antigen test of 197 Covid suspected persons out of which 49 have been tested positive. During the mobile camp 3 critical patients referred to the isolations centers with the BASE’s support.