Caritas Nepal, in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), has initiated a COVID-19 emergency response effort.
The three-month emergency humanitarian support project from July to September aims to facilitate and assist 22 hospitals from 12 districts with oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, Ventura face masks, PPE SETs including isolation gowns, face shields, shoe covers, safety goggles, surgical head caps, heavy duty gloves, surgical masks, surgical gloves and hand sanitizers.
On July 8, Caritas Nepal handed over medical items to Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital. “These equipment will be utilized by our frontline workers while providing service to the mothers and babies who are fighting for their life in Covid section of our hospital,” says Dr. Sunil Sharma Acharya, Physician, Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital.
“We appreciate this effort of Caritas and its member organization for showing this gesture of kindness during this unprecedented situation”
Similarly, Mechi Hospital of Jhapa also received medical items. Says Devendra Pokharel, Regional Manager of Caritas Nepal, Damak Office: “The second wave of corona infections had spread rapidly, with high rate of infection and many patients suffering from low oxygen levels and severe respiratory problems. These equipment will help them.”