Health Camps for flood affected people in bardiya and Banke

SOS Children’s Village Surkhet, SOS Youth Facility Nepalgunj and SOS Medical Center Bardiya organized the Free Mega Health Camps for flood affected people in Bardiya and Banke district in coordination and partnership with the Mid-Western Regional Hospital (MWRH) Surkhet by the support of the Emergency Response Program of SOS Children's Villages Nepal.
 
The programme was organized in two different phases in which it catered more than 3700 patients over four-day medical camp. The camp had pediatric, gyno, general-2, bone/joint and dental departments. Along with physician and surgeons, people also got benefitted of lab test, video x-ray and medicines as prescribed by the doctors. The majority of patients were screened skin disease, eye problem, intestine problem.
 
The programme was inaugurated by Mukunda Giri, Village Director of SOS Children’s Village Surkhet with the gracious presence of Mr. Khusiram Tharu, ward chairperson of the VDC as the chief guest and Dr. Damber Khadka, Medical Superintendent of MWRH as a special guest. All the medical team, SOS team & flood affected people were participated in the ceremony.
 
Mr. Giri delivered his opening remarks explaining how SOS Children’s Village has been dedicated in supporting vulnerable children through its different programs since its establishment in Nepal and in the global context.
 
He said SOS Children’s Village is proud to coordinate with MWRH for the benefit of the flood affected people who cannot afford to give special attention to their health. He focused on strengthening the public health system in the wake of natural disaster.
 
Speaking in the program Mr. Tharu expressed his sincere gratitude on behalf of all the flood affected people of the area to SOS Children’s Villages & MWRH team for the support provided to the flood affected people.
 
Likewise, Dr. Khadka said about the MWRH, its service and also promised to arrange the treatment for those needy patients even after the campaign expressing his happiness on working together with SOS Children’s Village through the joint program.
 
In the first phase, Free Medical Health Camp for flood affected people was conducted in Barbardiya Municipality 2-Kumaragau at Shree Shanti Basic School Kumragau Bardiya on 9th December 2017. 677 people were benefited from this place.
 
On December 10, second day of medical camp was conducted at Ratnapur-7 Guleriya at Chatrapaal Mewalal Basic School Ratnapur in which 974 people were benefited. All the people & the patients were treated through six departments in the camp and provided prescribed medicine.
 
As the second phase of Free Medical Health Access Program for flood affected people, third health camp was organized at Duduwa, Banke on December 16, 2017. Including Eye department in addition, there were also six departments as before. Maximum patients got their health checked up as there was special screening department for every patient conducted by the team of SOS Medical Center Bardiya. Total, 1100 people were benefited from the camp.