Two hilly rural municipalities: Baudikali and Bulingtar in Nawalpur have received assistance materials worth over Rs 200 thousand for the management of quarantine centers. The Nawalparasi Society Japan and Nawalpur Society Japan shared the financial burden to provide such materials to the local governments.
Gandaki State Assembly (SA) member Bishnu Prasad Lamichhane on Saturday handed the assistance to local representatives. The assistance includes 400 mosquito nets, 400 sheets of bed cover, 160 sets of blanket, and four rolls of mat.
Similarly, Kathmandu-based Karuna Foundation and an organisation called Creation Possibility have assisted 24 sets of personal protection equipment, 16 thermal guns, 400 N-95 masks and 10 litres of hand sanitiser to the rural municipalities. SA member handed the assistance to Bulingtar’s Chair ShashiKiranBastakoti and Bauidikali’ Chair Maya Devi Shrestha on the occasion.
Lack of resources, inadequate transportation facilities, limited access to nearby health facility of health checkup and accessible market to purchase required health materials and late results of testing are among the challenges these rural municipalities are currently facing in the prevention and containment of the virus, according to local representatives.
Five overcome COVID-19
To date, five people from the district have returned homes after defeating the virus. With a youth getting discharged this morning from the isolation ward at Madhyabindu Hospital, Danda, the number of recovery cases among the district people has reached five, said District Health Office, Nawalpur. Prior to this, a woman with her maternal home at Devchuli Municipality was discharged from Kathmandu and two male from Devchuli and one from BinayiTribeni returned homes from the Bharapur-based Corona Special (temporary) Hospital.
So far, Nawalpur reports 45 coronavirus cases. Of them, six have been admitted to the Bharatpur-based Corona Hospital and remaining others are being treated at Rajahar-based Community Naturopathy Hospital and Madyabindu District Hospital.
Source: National News Agency Nepal