May 11, 2015: A free health camp has been distributed as relief at quake-affected Koshidekha VDC of Kavre district by Nepal Kidney Foundation.
On the occasion, the leadership of the relief distribution held at Shreeram Higher Secondary School was taken by Foundationâ€™s principal advisor and Chief Election Commissioner Nilkantha Uprety.
Foundation’s Coordinator Ganesh Uprety said that the daily essential consumptive goods including 480 tarpaulin sheets and blankets and foodstuffs were distributed to the needy. Similarly, a team of doctors from Nepal and Australia undertook health examination and distributed necessary medicines to 300 quake survivors on the same occasion.
Doctors attending patients in the camp said that notable numbers of quake-injured people were present in the camp and in course of the health examination mostly Patients suffering from mental stress were found. Foundation’s founding president Dr Shakti Basnet pointed up that at the same time there is a need to conduct psycho-social counselling to the quake-hit people with the outreach of relief and reconstruction package in the affected area.
Chief Election Commissioner Uprety said that keeping in view of the onset of monsoon, the first and foremost demand of disaster-hit people is tent and tarpaulin sheets and each family should be provided with at least five tarpaulin sheets to save their lives, livestock and food grains. He further added they should be given a feeling of being secured in the second phase by providing them with zinc corrugated sheets.
Similarly, tarpaulin sheets worth Rs 1.5 million to nomadic Chepang community in Chitwan has been handed over by Prabhu Group â€“a group carrying out financial transactions. Group Chairperson Kusum Lama said that the Group in coordination with the Chitwan District Administration Office distributed the relief materials to Chepang community people residing in Darechowk-7,8 and 9 in Chitwan after the latter’s complaint of being deprived of tarpaulin sheets. With total 150 sheets of tarpaulin were provided to the needy Chepang people.
Likewise, relief materials to quake survivors were also distributed by the Buddha Life International Association also in Dharmasthali on Sunday.
Nepal Chapter Chairperson Devkaji Shakya stressed the need to extend support to people hit hard by quake when the country is struggling with a national crisis. And mentioned that 270 sleeping bags, equal number of mats and tents worth Rs 2 million to the survivors was distributed by Association’s Nepal Chapter.