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Infected receive health care services at home for free


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2021 May 13, 8:10, Kathmandu
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A 65-year-old COVID-19 patient of Baglung Municipality-1 was in home isolation after he tested positive for the virus. Also diabetes and high blood pressure patient, he was too scared in the early days after the infection.

However, given the health care and psycho-social counselling services at his home for free, he not only easily defeated the virus but also received more excitements and energy. He is now fully recovered.

At present, six other infected persons in Baglung bazaar have been receiving free health care and counselling services at their homes from the volunteer nurses.

Nitu Khadka of Baglung Municipality-1, a health worker who is active in health care and social activities for a long, has been providing treatment and counselling services to the COVID-19 patients.

Khadka said that she has been providing free health care to the infected ones by realizing the social responsibility after the surge in the number of infected patients after the second wave of coronavirus,

“As a health worker, I started a campaign on Facebook on May 4 planning to extend services. I have been receiving phone calls since then. Now, I am treating them by visiting their doorsteps. Three of the infected defeated the virus and three others are in home isolation,” she added.

She even provides counselling services to the patients on phone calls if she could not visit the places.

As a prohibitory order is enforced in Baglung since May 4, most of the patients in the district are in home isolation.

Khadka claims that her initiative is to encourage the patients by providing them basic medical supplies and counselling to defeat the virus.

She is also providing counselling services to a patient in Bhaktapur.

In such a time, counselling is equally important besides medical treatment, she shared.

As she launched her initiative through Facebook, she has also received PPE and other health materials to treat the patients.

Khadka, also a senior nurse is the chairperson of Wellness Group Nepal and is involved in the Rotaract Club of Baglung and other social organisations. 

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