Support in coordination with Provincial Government, Municipalities and AIN.
Aligning with the government's preparedness and mitigating plan; NLR has been providing support to combat Covid-19 coordinating jointly with Ministry of Social Development, Provincial Health Directorate, Covid-19 response monitoring committee and AIN of Province 1 and Sudurpaschim Province.
1. Logistic and Preventive materials distribution
As a immediate response to Covid-19, NLR Nepal in Province 1 and Sudurpaschim Province coordinated with Provincial government and local government representatives and successfully distributed basic preventive materials to all municipalities within NLR Nepal's working area. Materials included gloves, sanitizers, virex (Chlorine solution) with spray machine and IR thermometers. Since NLR Nepal became the first organization to support the municipalities, it is highly recognized and appreciated by the municipalities and health service directorates of province 1 and 7.
2. Support to Corona Hospital In Province 1
As we battle against Covid-19, we join hands to extend our support to overcome this pandemic. Today, we handed over a set of Cardiac Monitor, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) and ICU bed (jointly with Karuna Foundation Nepal) to the Ministry of Social Development, Province no.1 to support the Provincial Government in combating Corona virus (Covid-19). Additionally, NLR Nepal has provided a refrigerator to the Corona Hospital in Biratnagar for the test kit storage.
3. Contribution through lobby and advocacy
NLR Nepal has been continuously lobbying about the needs of persons affected by leprosy and persons with disability to the municipality authority within its working area in this difficult situation. Needs of our target population on basic supplies has been taken care of.
4. Contribution through central level task force.
NLR is also a member of Health Cluster which is a high level task force formed by led by Ministry of Health and co-lead by WHO. This cluster supports to Ministry of Health for all issues related to health. The meeting is being held every week where over 50 organizations are participating. Our support to 15 municipalities and province 1 Corona hospital has been recorded in the federal level response information.