Mayor delivers medicines to COVID-19 patients at their homes
May 23, 2021 02:24 PM NPT
SURKHET, May 23: Mayor Dev Kumar Subedi of Birendranagar Municipality delivered medicines to patients infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease at their own homes. Earlier, the municipality administration had prepared a “Corona Kit” including Paracetamol, Jeevan Jal, Azithromycin, Vitamin B and C, soap, toothpaste, and a brush for the patients.
“We are giving necessary medicines and counseling to the patients,” Mayor Subedi said. “The representatives are also accompanied by health workers,” he added. According to the municipality, Birendranagar has the highest number of infection cases in Karnali Province with 1,612 active cases of COVID-19.
As stated by Mayor Subedi, the team of people’s representatives is also monitoring the areas to see if the health protocols are being followed. There have also been complaints of infected patients not isolating themselves and hiding the infection within themselves. We are tightening the security around the municipality while also distributing the “Corona Kit,” Subedi added.
The municipality has been conducting regular oxygen check-ups of the infected patients. Those who are in need of oxygen are sent to the hospital. “Our current work has helped to boost the morale of the patients and has made the people feel closer to the government,” Subedi said. “The team of representatives and health workers have reached out to all the infected wards of the municipality,” he added.
According to chief of Municipal Health Branch, Bhupendra Dev Giri, the team of representatives including mayor, deputy mayor, ward chairpersons, chief administrative officer and health workers have been reaching out to the patients regularly. Also, free PCR tests are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and antigen tests have been prioritized in wards 2, 3, 8, and 12 due to the rising numbers of infections, he said.
“The arrival of the mayor helps to raise the morale of the infected patients,” Giri said. “The regular oxygen checkups of the patients help to regulate their health conditions and treat them immediately, if necessary,” he said.
The municipality has brought a COVID-19 hospital with 25 beds into operation to treat critical patients and has also provided free ambulance service to transport the patients to the hospital.