News from Kamal

We asked Kamal, one of our newest qualified doctors, to let us know how he is coping with Covid-19 as he works as a medical intern in Patan Hospital in Kathmandu. Here is his report, in his own words:"Till now I’m safe here, I pray to god you are also safe there. As the cases of corona virus rise day by day here also, the mortality rate is increasing as well. Up to today (September) there were altogether 44235 cases are positive among which 25526 cases were recovered and 271 cases died because of corona. The symptomatic cases are increasing. Now, our country in 2nd ...

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Lalit recovers from Covid-19

Dr Lalit, our first ever DFN funded student, now a doctor undertaking his postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology in Egypt, is recovering from being extremely unwell with Covid-19. He touchingly writes “I pray to God for my life. I want to survive because I need to do many things that are pending…I remember those beautiful days of working in the remote hospitals of Nepal…I remember the smiles of my patients after getting new life..” We asked Lalit to write about this dreadful virus and how it has effected him. We all wish you well dear Lalit. ...

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CONGRATULATIONS Apsara and Kamal

We are overjoyed to announce that 5th year medical students Apsara and Kamal have both passed their final year medical exams and are now our 5th and 6th Doctors For Nepal. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Apsara and Dr Kamal - we are very, very proud of you both. All your hard work over the past 5 years has paid off and you are both truly dedicated to serving the remote communities of Nepal. Both will now work as interns for a year at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu before hopefully finding jobs as doctors back in their remote regions.

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NEWS FROM OUR DOCTORS FIGHTING COVID-19

Dr Nahakul and Dr Meena are both in remote regions of Nepal and have yet to register any cases of COVID-19 in their small hospitals. Nahakul says "We are trying to reduce elective work, with many of our pregnant patients being able to follow up by mobile from home.  They are asked to self quarantine.  We have established a health desk at district entry point and all the people have to fill in their personal details and go through initial health check ups. And we also established an isolation ward in the hospital. We are running regular drills and trainings in case we ...

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LATEST NEWSLETTER re COVID-19

All our supporters have been emailed our latest Newsletter detailing news from the frontline from our doctors and students coping with COVID-19 in Nepal.  CLICK HERE to download your own copy of the Newsletter.

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