Sunapati Rural Municipality of Ramechhap district has been provided health and safety assistance including cylinders of oxygen in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus. Sunapati Bhwasa Charity Medical Centre took initiative to extend the assistance so that would be easy for the local level to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Center Chairman and guru Biman Singh Tamang took the lead to collect nearly Rs 2.3 million from the Korean organisations for the distribution of relief materials.
Recently, Rural Municipality Chairman Dhawa Lama and Chief Administrative Officer Kamal Raj Shrestha have been handed over ten concentrators, 30 oxygen cylinders- 10 of 40 litres and 20 of 10 litres for the health facilities in the municipality, according to Centre Secretary Kamal Sing Tamang.
The organizations- Together with the World, Happy All Wing, and Junto Village Hospital from South Korea extended monetary support to procure the medical supplies. In addition to oxygen cylinders, health and safety materials as sanitiser, mask, and oximeter were in the assistance provided by the Korean organizations. Similarly, guru Ghese Lopsang Dawa extended Rs 131,000 monetary support to aid the initiative.
The mask and sanitisers were distributed to 400 households of Ward No 4 of the rural municipality.
Moreover, during the first wave of coronavirus, all five wards in the rural municipalities were distributed the relief materials including rice worth Rs 16 million. Assistance to this was provided by Happy All Wing, and Junto Village Hospital, according to Bimal Singh.
Another Amar Lama involved in charity said religious teacher Biman Singh established the Charity Medical Centre on his own and began extending support to the needy ones.
Biman Singh who completed Buddhist study at the University of Bangalore, India, has been giving sermons since the completion of the study. "My mother died for lack of good treatment in village. Since then, I made a commitment to save people's lives by providing necessary assistance. The Medical Centre was set up in the village eight years back," he shared.
Moreover, the Centre provides health services free of cost to the poor ones while some get fifty per cent discount. Singh has planned to manage a health assistant, a nurse and an ambulance to expand the service.