GANDAKI, Jan 24: As many as 300 health workers, including doctors and nurses have tested positive for the coronavirus in merely three weeks in Gandaki Province.
Mostly the health workers of Paschimanchal Regional Hospital and Infectious Disease Hospital under the Pokhara Health Science Academy – where coronavirus patients are being treated – have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
With this, NELUMBO Nepal – an institution working on health and environment has provided five staff nurses to the Health Science Academy. NELUMBO Nepal had earlier sent four health workers to the Infectious Disease Hospital.
The institution has offered the assistance to the COVID-19 specialized hospitals so as to bridge the gap of health workers in the peak time of the third wave of the contagion and ease providing health services to citizens.
Chairperson of NELUMBO, Ekdev Devkota and Pokhara Health Science Academy Director Dr Bharat Bahadur Khatri signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect on Sunday.