Medical Camp in Nuwakot and Kathmandu

Medical Camp in Nuwakot and Kathmandu

Posted Jun 23rd, 2019 under Special Events, Trip Report,

A group of 15 doctors and nurses from a medical association of America conducted 5 days’ Medical Camp in the villages of Nuwakot and Kathmandu. The team that was led by Donna Louise Tully included Cecilia Margarita Parajon, Cathlene Marie Heideman, Jeff Eager, Pooja Darshan Patel, Daya Dhansukh Bhakta, Kristen Biancone, Megan Wattenhofer, Love Volkova, Connie Ngo, Daisy Palma Villarreal, Logan Felton, Amanda Hutton-Parrott and Bryan Carton.  The Camp that took place from 27th to 31st May was held in 4 places – Nuwakot Health Post and Gerkhutar in Nuwakot, and Baniyatar and Pharping in Kathmandu. The Medical Camp was organized as a part of a Medical Camp series being conducted regularly in the remote places of Nepal to provide free health services. This Camp is the second one in 2019. The Camp provided general health check-up, dental care, pharmacy services and awareness sessions on preventive care to a total of 820 locals. The most common problems found among the locals were arthritis, back pain, dental and eye problems, chest pain, lack of appetite and high blood pressure.

Day 1 and 2 (27th and 28th May): Nuwakot Health Post, Nuwakot

The first two days of the Camp was set in a small health post of Nuwakot. The first day’s camp started after 1 o’ clock as the team had travelled from Kathmandu the same day and reached the health post at about midday. Altogether 150 locals received different types of medical check-up services on this day. The second day’s camp started from 9 am till 4:30 pm and treated 230 locals.

Day 1: Medical Camp at Nuwakot Health Post

Day 1: At Nuwakot Health Post

Day 2: Locals queuing up at Nuwakot Health Post

Day 2: Medical Camp at Nuwakot Health Post

Day 2: At Nuwakot Health Post

Day 3 (29th May): Gerkhutar Club, Nuwakot

Today’s Camp started at 10 am. The team continuously served the locals till 3 am. The total number of beneficiaries on the 3rd day was 140. After the day’s service, the team concluded the 3 days’ Camp in Nuwakot and returned to Kathmandu.

Day 3: Gerkhutar Club

Day 4 (30th May): Kids School, Baniyatar, Kathmandu

The 4th day of the Camp was set up at Kids School, a pre-school in the north of Kathmandu. The Camp was run from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, and treated 200 people of which the majority was pre-school kids. The students also had talk sessions on general health practices.

Day 4: At Baniyatar

Day 4: Medical Camp at Baniyatar

Day 4: At Baniyatar

Nedical Camp at Baniyatar

Day 4: At Baniyatar

 Day 5 (31st May): Shree Khokana Jana Secondary School, Pharping, Kathmandu

The last day’s Camp was in a public school in Pharping, a small town in the vicinity of Kathmandu city. The Camp started at 9.00 am and continued for next 6 hours. Altogether 100 locals got benefited from the Camp. With the day’s event, the 5 days’ Medical Camp was concluded successfully.

Day 5: Medical Camp At Pharping

Day 5: At Pharping

Day 5: Medical Camp at Pharping

Day 5: At Pharping

Day 5: Medical Camp at Pharping

Day 5: At Pharping

Day 5: Medical Camp at Pharping

Day 5: At Pharping

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