Covid update from Nepal

News in from Dr Kamal who is working at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu. He has sent in a picture of the DFN donated oxygen concentrator being used in the Covid ward at Mugu District Hospital.Kamal says: “Nepal is still in lockdown with Covid cases decreasing and recovery rate increasing. However, all help is being concentrated in Kathmandu and not in the remote districts of Nepal. Testing facilities are very few and far between with community transmission of Covid rampant. In the remote areas of Nepal there is an extreme lack of testing facilities so there is a huge ...

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Emergency equipment now in use

As a result of our emergency appeal for funds to buy desperately needed oxygen cylinders and concentrators for remote regions of Nepal, our equipment has arrived and is being put straight to use. Oxygen concentrators, newly arrived in Mugu District Hospital in one of the most remote regions of Nepal, are now helping many of the local people suffering from Covid.

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Oxygen equipment now arrived in remote areas

We are SO happy to announce that oxygen equipment has now arrived from Kathmandu to ALL the remote locations we are supporting - Mugu District Hospital, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Kalikot District Hospital, plus Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu. Thank you to PHASE Nepal for their amazing work to help us source and distribute. We would like to thank everyone who has already donated, and in particular a group of young Nepalis living and working in Reading who have raised nearly £700 so far - an astonishing amount. We have also had one ENORMOUS ...

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Oxygen equipment arrives in Nepal

DONATE TO COVID NEPAL APPEAL We are VERY pleased to announce that, through some of our supporters' amazing donations and the extremely quick response by DFN and PHASE NEPAL, we have been able to send a 10 litre much needed oxygen concentrator, along with 8 oximeters and 40 sets of PPE to Patan Hospital in Kathmandu. The equipment arrived this morning, 20th May, and our very own Dr Kamal was there to sign the receipt on behalf of DFN. A jeep loaded with more concentrators, oximeters and PPE is now on its way to the remote regions of Kalikot District Hospital, the ...

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Covid news from Dr Prakash

News just in from Dr Prakash, one of our graduated Doctors For Nepal, who is currently working as a doctor in the remote region of Doti in north west Nepal. He and his colleagues are finding it extremely difficult to treat any patients presenting with Covid symptoms as they have no equipment or ICU facilities available. Please read Prakash's account in his own words: "Namaste. You must know the pandemic situation all over Nepal is currently out of control and hospitals facing deepening crisis that is likely to get worse in coming weeks. Most of the hospitals running ...

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