Realizing the lack of opportunity for poor people in the village to have access to regular medical support during covid lockdown, NJSI conducted two medical camps in two poor villages namely, Shreerampati-07, Kavre and Shyame Dada, Gajuri-06, Dhading in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
On 15th February 2021, the medical team went to ShreeRam pati-07, Panchkhal, Kavre for general checkup and distribution of medicines. There were altogether 183 beneficiaries.
On 26th February 2021, health camp was conducted at Gajuri and 158 came for the free checkup and received medicines. It was the first ever medical camp conducted in this village where one of the most marginalized group in Nepal, called the “Chepang” community lived. Lack education and job opportunities for these people, have resulted in poverty and eventually leading to many health issues. The accessibility to nearby health post is difficult due to long distance and lack of transportation. Many of them do not have proper housing even.
Mostly people suffered from general health problems like joint pain, common cold etc. Various health related awareness videos, especially COVID-19 Protocol videos and news were prepared and played in TV for the patients to watch while they were standing on the que to meet the doctor. COVID-19 protocol such as sanitizing hands, wearing mask were followed during the camp.