Rotary Bhawan, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal

Rotary Kathmandu COVID19 Response Project

Rotary Kathmandu COVID19 Response Project

PROJECT COMPLETED BY ROTARY CLUB OF KATHMANDU IN RESPONSE TO COVID19 with support from Disaster Aid Australia (DAA), Rotary Club of South Wagga Wagga RID 9705, Rotary Club of The Entrance RID 9685, Rotary Club of Albury RID 9790, Rotary Club of Northbridge NSW, District 9685 and Rotary Club of Macedon Ranges, RID 9800. Till August 2020, RC Kathmandu have contributed US $ 20,000 for COVID19 Response Project.

•        Support to Primeminister Relief Fund

During 62nd charter day ceremony of Rotary club of Kathmandu organized on 13th April 2020, US$1000 was handover to DG Rtn.Kiran Lal Shrestha for Primeminister Relief Fund of Nepal Government through Rotary District 3292

•        Relief Material Suppport (Food Support)

1.         Food support of net worth $300 has been provided to the organization named EPSA Nepal, a group of disabled women.

2.         On 11th May 2020, Food package support (Groceries) provided to 17 needy families of Bhaisepati, Lalitpur in the presence of PP Rtn.Dan Bahadur Chand.

3.         On 10th May 2020, Food Package support (Groceries) provided to 90 needy family of Ombahal community, Kathmandu in the presence of President Rtn.Narayan Krishna Kharel and club members.

4.         Food Package support (Groceries) provided to 100 needy family of Kathmandu Metropolitan ward no.11 through ward office. The handover of groceries was done in the presence of President Rtn. Narayan Krishna Kharel, district secretary PP Rtn. Rajendra Kumar Dahal and club members.

5.         Snacks food package support (groceries) for one month provided to Srijansil Children Welfare Centre, Kadaghari, Kathmandu. 18 orphan childrens are residing in the centre and are studying.

6.         Food Package support (Groceries) for one month provided to Aasatit Child Home, Lalitpur. This support will provide food to 23 orphan childrens residing in the child home.

7.         Food Package support (Groceries) provided to 50 deprived family of Devichaur, Godavari Municipality-7. The support was provided in coordination of Godavari Municipality office  and in the presence of Mayor Mr.GajendraMaharjan, Ward Chairperson, Chief Administrative Officer of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mr. Prem Prasad Bhattarai.

8. RC Kathmandu distributed Food Packs to 51 Blind families of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur on 5th, July 2020.

• Medical Supply and Personel Protective Equipement (PPE) Support

1.         On 11 May 2020, 5 set of PPE has been provided to Sahodar Hospital of Lamjung district. PPE has been handover to Dr. Homnath Adhikari by President Rtn.Narayan Krishna Kharel.

2.        Rotary club of Kathmandu has supported 5000 Pcs mask, 20 liter hand wash liquid,  120 Pcs sanitizer and 500 Pcs hand gloves through Rotary club of Gongabu for the frontline health workers, security personnels and media persons working at Bhulke, Triyuga Municipality of Udaypur district. After identification of number of cases in this area, government of Nepal has declared Bhulke area as Red zone.

3.           On 30th April 2020, Medical items like Foley’s catheter, CIC pipe, Urine bag etc. provided to lockdown hard hit spinal injury persons residing at Nepal Disabled Association, Jorpati.

4.           On 22 April 2020, Rotary club of Kathmandu jointly with Panchakanya Group handover two set of swab collection booth to Ministry of Health and Population in the presence of Hon. Health Minister Mr. Bhanubhakta Dhakal and Hon. Women, Children and Senior Citizen Minister Mr. Parbat Gurung. The booth has been provided to health centers of Udaypur and Biratnagar by Ministry.

5.           Supported 5 PPE set and 2 thermal gun to Telkot health post and Nagarkot health post.

6. On June 15, 2020 RC Kathmandu donated one SWAB collection booth to Dhulikhel Quarantine Center in coordination with Rotary Club of Dhulikhel for collection of SWAB for PCR testing. 

•        Handwashing Station Support

Handwashing with soap and water is the best way to stop transmission of coronavirus from hand, so  it is important to aware people on right way of handwashing with soap and facilitate them with handwashing stations. Handwashing stations at public places like municipality office, bus  stations and hospitals can be transmission point of coronavirus due to lack proper cleaning of tap and soap dispenser after each use. So, Rotary club of Kathmandu has decided to place mechanical handwashing stations in such public places where once can wash their hand without touching tap and soap dispenser with their hand, station can be operated mechanically with foot presses.

1.         On 11 May 2020, 2 set of mechanical handwashing station has been installed at Maternity hospital, Thapathali and handover to director of hospital Prof. Dr. Jageshwor Gautam in the presence of Mr. Hiralal Tandukar, ward chairperson of ward no.11 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City and District Secretary PP Rtn.Rajendra Kumar Dahal. One station has been placed at Maternity hospital premise at Thapathali and next at Nursing college of hospital located at Kupondole. Hospital administration will look after effective and sustainable use of the handwashing stations. On 15 May 2020, Rotary club of Kathmandu installed two sets of mechanical hand wash system at Patan Hospital Lagankhel Lalitpur.

2. On 15 May 2020, Rotary club of Kathmandu installed two sets of mechanical hand wash system at Patan Hospital Lagankhel Lalitpur.

3. On 19 May 2020, Rotary club of Kathmandu installed two units of Mechanical Hand Wash System at Nepal Eye Hospital, Tripureshwor.

4. On 19 May 2020, Rotary club of Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Wash System at National Kidney Center, Banasthali, Kathmandu

5. On 20 May 2020, Rotary Club of Kathmandu installed one Mechanical Hand Wash Station at Mulpani Health Center.

6. On 20 May 2020, Rotary Club of Kathmandu installed one Mechanical Hand Wash Station at Children Eye Hospital, Monohora.

7. On 25 May 2020, RC Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Sanga Spinal Injury Hospital.

8. On 26 May 2020, RC Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Tilganga Eye Hospital.

9. On 26 May 2020, RC Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Purnamoti Memorial Society Ramechhap.

10. On 1 June 2020, RC Kathmandu installed two unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Bir Hospital.

11. On 10 June 2020, RC Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Monmohan Hospital, Swyambhu.

12. On 20 June 2020, RC Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Sukraraj Tropical Hospital, Teku.

13. On 24 June 2020, RC Kathmandu installed one unit of Mechanical Hand Washing Station at Prashuti Griha, Bhaisipati OPD.

14. On 30 June, 2020; The Rotary Club of Kathmandu installed 4 units of mechanical hand washing station at Nakkhu Jail, Lalitpur. 8 people can get service from 4 units at a time. The system will benefit total of 2000 individuals; 1800 inmates and 200 security personnel as well as administrative staffs.

Till date RC Kathmandu installed 21 units of Mechanical Hand Washing station at different health centers and hospitals.      

  • Establishment of PCR lab at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Kathmandu

Rotary Club of Kathmandu established PCR Lab at Paropkar Maternity and Women’s hospital, Thapathali, Kathmandu. Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Mr. Bidya Sunder Shakya inaugurated Pathology Lab renovated by Rotary club of Kathmandu in support from Rotary clubs from Australia. The PCR machine was donated by KMC and shall commence PCR test service to Covid suspected cases.

Similarly, The Rotary Club of Kathmandu is planning to support people in need and health care professionals of Nepal to fight against the emergency created due to COVID-19 Pandemic in collaboration with different Rotary Clubs around the world. The following are our upcoming planned activities:

1.         Support at least 500 sets of PPE like a gown, gloves, N95 Mask, face shield, surgical mask, goggles, surgical cap, and sanitizer to health facilities in coordination with the Ministry of Health, ward office and concerned hospitals.

2.         Supply food (required for a daily meal) to the disadvantaged people, daily wage earners, students, and the street children who are at high risk due to lockdown conditions.

3.         Establish Mechanical Hand Washing station at different hospitals and public places.