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 problem with identifying Covid cases early enough, and being able to put infected people into isolation.

There is a real need for many more testing kits and of course Covid vaccines.”

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