The Hospitality School has provided general medicines useful in the management of COVID-19 for rural people in Gorkha, a district in the Western Nepal.
The school based in Lazimpat of Kathmandu reached to COVID-19 patients in home isolation with medicines prescribed for the disease management. It ensured home delivery of the drugs. Likewise, it distributed medical equipment for health workers working at the front line when the country is struggling with the surging cases of second wave of COVID-19.
“Our assistance package for each patient was worth of Rs 1,365 which included Vitamin ‘C’, Vitamin ‘D’, Zinc and Codomol tablets, Beta2 syrup, thermometer and so on,’’ School executive officer Devendra Pokhrel told the RSS.
The School provided PPEs, masks, hand sanitizer and gloves to health workers in Gorkha district which was the epicentre of 2015 April 25 major earthquake in the country. The School’s service does not end here as it provides medical counseling to those patients in need of further treatment.
It is said 64 infected at Barpak Sulikot rural municipality, 100 in Palungtaar municipality and 30 in the Siranchowk rural municipality are so far the beneficiaries of the School’s humanitarian assistance. The School runs under the management of Association Nepal Aki, a non-profitable organisation.
The School has planned to reach the people of Dudhkunda rural municipality in Solukhumbu, Mandandeupur in Kavrepalanchowk and Aarughat rural municipality in Gorkha with its assistance in the future. It has the support and cooperation from respective local governments in the distribution of assistance.
The School that was established a decade ago swung into humanitarian actions during the 2015 earthquake and its focused areas of working were in Kathmandu, Gorkha, Dhadhing, Kavrepalacnhowk and some other districts, CEO Pokhrel added .