KATHMANDU, May 15: Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF), a charity organization run by a group of youths, has appealed for support to expand its free of cost services to poor and helpless people infected with the COVID-19.
The group has been running 50-bed isolation center in Sunakothi with support of Lalitpur Metropolitan City and Patan Hospital. Poor and destitute people tested positive for the COVID-19 are provided free of cost medical support in this facility.
According to Executive Director of NYF Raju Dhamala, they decided to run a 50-bed isolation center by converting a 24-bed rehabilitation center run for children suffering from malnutrition in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Dhamala said they are now planning to further expand beds as the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Kathmandu Valley.
In addition to the isolation facility, the youth group is also planning to run 3 to 5 bed ICU at the center with a technical support of Annapurna Neuro Hospital with the objective to provide free of cost service to poor and the helpless people who cannot afford treatment for this disease.
Dhamala said they have been asking all concerned statekholders concerned for support to materialize their plan. "We plan to provide all kinds of support including food, oxygen, ICU, ambulane and other necessary things to poor and helpless people infected with the COVID-19. These supports could help provide new life to many poor and needy people," he further said.
The Foundation has appealed all those willing to contribute to their work by depositing money in the bank account maintained in the name of Nepal Youth Association at Nepal Investment Bank in Lagankhel. The account number of the organization is 04001030262422. Those wanting to learn further about the works of the organization may also contact Sunita Rimal at 9851054505.