With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, there poses a stark new challenge throughout the globe. Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Karuna Foundation Nepal gears up for support with focus in Province no 1 where the core works of Karuna lies; to speed up our support to government efforts for preparedness and response.
In particular, Karuna Foundation Nepal supported a provincial level hospital designated for treatment of COVID-19 cases in Province 1, with health care equipment and necessities that ranged from cardiac monitor, ICU bed to Personal Protective Equipment in the presence of Social Development Minister of the province.
Likewise, Karuna Foundation Nepal partnered with local National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) to provide medical devices to persons with disabilities to cater to their routine medical needs.
The organization tricked down its support to the local government in the second phase where a total of 69 municipalities of seven different districts were reached with emergency health equipment and devices consisting of infrared thermometer, PPE, N95 masks, sand sanitizer, surgial gloves, among few others. This support in small have enabled the health facilites in those municipalities act safe to prevent any possible cross infection. Meanwhile, the team at Karuna has been gauging if there would be any emergency food supplies need for which the team have already planned, if needed. These food supplies will reach the most vulnerable groups like persons with disabilities and their families, pregnant and recently delivered mothers.
Karuna Foundation Nepal’s COVID-19 Response at a glance.