Global Grant - Equipment for Covid-19 Treatment (Host club – RC of Biratnagar, Downtown)

The COVID-19 pandemic affected Biratnagar, Nepal very badly and it spread fast in the community. 

 

 

Global Grant - Equipment for Covid-19 Treatment (Host club – RC of Biratnagar, Downtown)

The COVID-19 pandemic affected Biratnagar, Nepal very badly and it spread fast in the community.  The community was not equipped to deal with the pandemic, and desperate measures were needed to save lives of patients with severe symptoms and prevent further spreading the virus in the community.  The project identified a local hospital (Koshi Hospital) to set up an isolated Covid-19 wing, provide test equipment, ventilators, incinerator, oxygen supply and hospital equipment such as beds and masks. The Municipal Government’s RT-PCR facility was provided with equipment to increase its test capacity.   to identify the COVID-19 positive patients and prepare isolation to contain spread in community. This needs quick support to government hospitals and local municipality so that more people can be tested and COVID patient can be treated.  In addition, oxygen cylinders were provided to a local oxygen cylinder bank for home use.

The equipment purchased under this project included, one ventilator, PCR machine, incinerator, oxygen cylinders, RNA extractor, medical carts, hospital beds, air compressor, oxygen cylinder regulators, and disposable masks.

Total project budget was $82,800, and the project was successfully completed in a short time.

 

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