July 30, 2021 12:35 PM NPT
NEPALGUNJ, July 30: Accountability Lab Nepal has honored COVID-19 focal person Naresh Shrestha with a letter of appreciation and has declared him a ‘COVID Hero’ for fulfilling his duties from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with disregard to his own safety.
Shrestha was appointed as the COVID focal person by the government shortly after the first wave of the deadly virus hit the country. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a public health officer. He was deployed in Banke district and was later transferred to Bardiya for a while.
Since the second wave of the pandemic, Shrestha has been working as a COVID focal person of Banke and is also responsible for the management of treating infected patients.
According to Shrestha, the title ‘COVID Hero’ has given him more encouragement to continue his work. “Along with being honored, my responsibilities have increased as well,” Shrestha said. Earlier, he was also awarded the ‘Prabal Jana Sewa Shree Padak’ by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.