Progress: Working as a doctor in Dakxinkali Province
Location of origin: Jumla, Malavid
Parents occupation: Mother – housewife
Siblings: Two brothers and one sister
Kamal has been transferred to a hospital in Dakxinkali Province. He reports that it is a small and low-resource setting. As well as his clinical work, he has contributed to various health camps, given health training to volunteers and continues to get involved in a variety of other projects. He hopes to do postgraduate study in the near future.
Kamal has been offered a job as a doctor in his home region of Jumla. He is currently in his 1st year of a 2 year bond to Doctors For Nepal, after which he will be able to work wherever he likes. However, his aim for the future is to remain working as a doctor in his remote region.
HUGE congratulations to Kamal who has just completed is 1 year internship at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu and is now back in his remote region of Jumla where is will soon be taking up a job as doctor at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences. Kamal’s home village is in Jumla so his dream of bringing healthcare to rural Nepal will soon be realised. We are so very proud of you Kamal.
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.”
July 2020: Kamal has become our 6th student to graduate as a doctor after 5 years of very
hard study. He will soon start his 1 year internship at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu before hopefully securing a job as a doctor back in his remote region of Nepal.
Feb 2019: Kamal now lives out of student halls as he has to care for his sick brother. Despite this extra strain on Kamal, he continues to get good marks in his exams and clinical work.
July 2017: Kamal gained excellent results in his Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE) exam which he passed. His marks were in the following ranges: Theory: 60-80%, Practical: 60-80%, Overall: 80-100%
He is now starting his clinical training. CONGRATULATIONS KAMAL!
June: 2016:Namaste! Hello Ma’am I’m fine here and hope you are also fine there. Our final examination is coming soon, so I’m very busy in study now a days. One good news; in our college I became a most valuable player in this sport years, so I’m very happy. Your sincerely, Kamal Hamal (6/6/16) The Community Based Learning and Education (CBLE), being the major teaching learning methodology of PAHS, exposes us to various rural settings of Nepal. In this fifth CBLE posting I was nominated for sisneri VDC of Makwanpur district. Though this VDC is very near from Kathmandu valley is not much developed as expected by me. HP is only health facility available there. Many poor people visit there and get health services. Majority of people are Tamang so smoking and drinking is major problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9H9O8Fbn7k This posting is all about health sensus. We had visited each and every house to find out the health status of the people. Due to geographical difficulties we had so many problem like walking, food etc. One interesting thing I had loose one kg weight due the heavy walk. Initially I’m allocated at ward number one but finally at six for data analysis. We all 61 students were allocated on the ward number six for collecting the data in final day of posting. So finally the report we had made was the combined effort of all the students of the fifth batch. So I’m happy to work with my friends. This CBLE was very knowledgeable and helpful for me and was full of learning with fun People. They are poor and smoking and drinking problem is common. Drinking has led to many social problems. People of the VDC work very hard for two time meal. They work in the farm whole day. Few come up to Kathmandu valley for the job and their life is so struggling. Another unique experience of life was talking to child to old people, taking their vitals like BP, temperature, and measuring height, weight. So this will help me in clinical science. This posting also taught us to use of SPSS for data analysis. It will be helpful when conducting research. Overall I had a memorable posting that was enjoyable and fun in addition to being knowledgeable. Whatever I learned in the posting duration and after returning from there, will be very useful in my life. And this will help me to get the goal of my life. Kamal Hamal, 10/12/16 BACK