03 Jun The end of out-of-the-box surgeries
For many families in neighbouring communities it takes several hours to walk to Shreenathkot’s health post. Soon they will have properly built outposts in their villages.
Aid is now reaching hundreds of families who lost their homes in the recent tornado.The storm struck villages in the Bara and Parsa Districts of Nepal, burying hundreds of people underneath rubble of collapsing homes.
The earthquake in 2015 caused substantial damage to buildings in Gorkha – the health post in Shreenathkot was one of them. Thanks to your donations we were able to build a brand new healthpost, with much improved facilities and equipment.
The post serves a number of remote rural communities – many of them several hours walking distance away. Health post staff regularly visit the villages and people gather in public places to receive treatment. As of June, for three of the most deprived villages this will be a thing of the past.
Health post staff asked ACN, who built the health post in Shreenathkot, to help them build small outposts, so that patients can be treated in a safe, dry and clean environment. Up to now, patients were seen under trees; and equipment and medicines were stored in a large container in private houses nearby until the next visit.
The three locations are mainly home to low caste families – Dalits, also known as Untouchables, and Janajatis, a primitive local tribe who speak their own language and follow their own religion.
Young children, pregnant women and elderly people will benefit the most from having healthcare available locally. Services to be provided will include immunisation for children, pre- and postnatal check-ups, as well as treatment for common diseases and emergency services for injuries.