KAHS Deploys Doctors, Paramedics To Seven Districts, Six Local Levels Of Jumla

The Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has deployed its doctors and health personnel in seven districts and several local levels of Jumla to improve and support the treatment of COVID-19 cases.
Organising a press conference, KAHS spokesperson Dr. Ramesh Bhattarai informed that the teams of health personnel led by seniors were deployed in Mugu, Kalikot, Humla, Dolpa, Western Rukum and Banke.
The KAHS officials informed that they have deployed the manpower in different parts so that there would not be hassles in smooth treatment of COVID-19 patients.
“If there are medical experts only in KAHS, people are bound to arrive here. In order to prevent unnecessary travel and extend health services across the neighbouring districts, we decided to deploy our manpower,” said Dr. Mangal Rawal, vice-chancellor at KAHS.
Dr. Siddhartha Dhwaj Khati and medical officer Rekha Karki have been sent to Mugu; Dr. Rabin Khapung and Dr. Subi Basnyat to Kalikot; Dr. Manik Neupane and OT assistant Raj Bahadur Khatri to Humla.
Similarly, Dr. Abhishek Thakur and senior auxiliary health worker, SAHW, Kamendra Neupane have been deployed to Dolpa; Dr. Anup Mangal Samal and Lecturer Sila Thapa to Western Rukum.
Likewise, a team led by Asst. Prof. Prabin Giri which includes Dr. Hari Neupane, Dr. Arun Shrestha and three others, has been sent to Banke.
The local levels across Jumla with isolation centres have also been provided with a team of medical professionals led by experts.
The KAHS has deployed Dr. Kamal Thani in Kankasundari Rural Municipality, Dr. Sujata Ojha in Sinja Rural Municipality, Dr. Kamal Neupane in Tatopani Rural Municipality, Dr. Suni Budathoki in Patarasi Rural Municipality, Lecturer Monika Lama in Hima Rural Municipality and Lecturer Monika Pahadi in Guthichaur Rural Municipality.
The KAHS itself has operated a total of 120 beds (with 12-bed ICU and 24-bed HDU) for COVID-19 patients. It has also expanded specialised services related with chest, infants, ENT and skin.
“In 35 beds, oxygen support is provided directly through pipeline. Since there are cases rising in the district and patients are coming from outside, we have started preparing,” said Dr. Rajiv Shah, director at KAHS.