RAP3 MHLR delivers emergency medical supplies to Karnali districts
Nepal has been facing the second wave of the coronavirus over the past few weeks. The rapid rise in infections has posed unprecedented challenges to the country’s health services. In an effort to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Karnali province, UK aid funded RAP3 MHLR has provided health and medical supplies to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development (MoPID), Surkhet and Gamgadhi district hospitals, health posts and isolation centers in Mugu and Humla. The medical supplies include Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields, examination gloves, pulse oximeters, sodium hypochlorite, sanitisers, liquid soap, and sanitiser dispensers.
After receiving the RAP3 MHLR supplies, the Health Service Manager of Gamgadhi district hospital, Mrs. Karuna Bhattarai said, “We will make the best use of all the emergency health and medical supplies we receive to minimise the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to the project for delivering supplies on swiftly in this remote district of our country, where people have to lose their lives due to a lack of proper medical treatment.”
Similarly, MoPID Surkhet and Mayor of Chhayanath Rara Municipality, Mugu also expressed their gratitude to RAP3 MHLR for delivering medical supplies swiftly and when they were in need of these emergency supplies the most.
“We were very delighted to receive this emergency medical health supplies from UK aid funded RAP3 MHLR project. We had no hope of receiving emergency supplies for our local health post, and we are grateful to the project for supporting us with emergency assistance to save lives in the village. Our health post in-charge will deliver these medicines to the patients who have been waiting for medications at the health post. We are hopeful that this will be of tremendous support to those fighting COVID-19 in the village”.
— Mr. Chakra Saud, Ward Chairperson of Chhayanath Rara Municipality, Mugu.
We hope that our medical supplies in Karnali will help frontline workers save lives of people infected with the virus.