29 May 2021, Kathmandu. Volunteer Corps Nepal and the Sowers Action, Hong Kong, China, today handed over medical equipment for frontline health workers to the Chandragiri Primary Hospital. VCN and Sowers Action has been supporting the frontline health workers at government-run hospital throughout nation. VCN today organized a support handover program at the isolation center run by Primary Hospital of Chandragiri. Dr. Hemnath Acharya, Medical Officer of the Hospital along with Krishna Prasad Shahi, Ward President of Ward-04, Chandragiri Municipality together received the support from the President and Vice-President of VCN, Deepak Chapagain and Radha Matangi. The items included 90 sets of PPEs, face shields, surgical cap, disposable shoe covers, medical protective antivirus goggles, 20 oxygen cylinders, 50 pcs of N95 masks, 50 lt sanitizer, 50 boxes disposable latex gloves, 50 roll tissue paper and 1000 pcs of triple layered surgical masks.
Dr Acharya, delivering his statement on behalf of the Hospital thanked VCN for their support to the people of Chandragiri and mentioned ‘Our hospital was desperately in need of these equipment. Few items are having scarcity in the market since a few time and VCN supported at the very right time.’ Mr Shahi on behalf of municipality noted, these donated items will further strengthen the Government’s efforts towards COVID response in the municipality. The same hospital is single handedly looking after the three isolation centers. Deepak Chapagain highlighted that since the COVID second wave outbreak, VCN has been tirelessly working put in place preparedness mechanisms to ensure that the country remains free from the deadly virus. He further noted that the contribution of the Sowers Action for the procurement of essential medical and non-medical items was highly commended. He finally thanked the collaborating partner Sowers Action, Hong Kong, China who supported the program financially and also assured the hospital administration of VCN ‘s continued support in ensuring that the municipality is free from COVID. VCN has already scheduled to support other hospitals from tomorrow.