Medical appliances, protective gear to ease swab collection

Health Post Nepal

Health Post Nepal
Published on
Tuesday April 21, 2020

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Kathmandu : Nepal Engineers’ Association, Bagmati state and Sindhu Engineering Society jointly handed over necessary medical appliances, including a swab collection booth, to District Disaster Management Committee.

The appliance is expected to allow the collection of swab samples in a safe manner in all three hotspots of the district —Chautara, Barhabise and Melamchi.

A swab collection booth, three PPE sets, one thermal gun and 20 N-95 face masks were handed to committee coordinator and Chief District Officer Umesh Kumar Dhakal. The Disaster Management Committee handed over the medical appliances and protective gear to Chautara Hospital.

Now the district residents can visit the most convenient places to get their samples collected for coronavirus test. The samples collected in the three points would be sent to the National Public Health Lab in Kathmandu for an examination.

One tests RDT positive in Sindhu

A person has been tested positive for coronavirus while undergoing rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in Sindhupalchok district.

According to the District Public Health Office, a 32-year-old person from Jugal rural municipality tested positive for coronavirus. Senior Public Health Officer Durga Dutta Chapagain said preparation was on to send swab sample of the person to Dhulikhel Hospital for further test.

Fifteen workers rescued

Balefi Rural Municipality has taken responsibility for sending 15 workers, who arrived at Balefi Bazaar from Dolakha on Tuesday, to Kathmandu. The workers, en route to their homes from Dolakha arrived here after a three-day trek, will be sent to Kathmandu by bus, the local government said. The workers from Rukum and Salyan had reached Dolakha to work at reconstruction and road projects.

Balefi Rural Municipality Chair Kedar Chhetri said the workers had bad swelling on their legs and could not walk further.

Vehicles being disinfected

The Nepal Red Cross Society, Sindhupalchok chapter has started disinfecting all motor vehicles bound for Sindhupalchok and Dolakha from Bandeu to prevent the risk of Covid-19 spread, according to Chautara Sangachokgadhi municipality mayor Aman Singh Tamang.

Red Cross Sindhupalchok said the disinfecting would go on during the lockdown period. Four volunteers have been mobilised for the purpose.

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