With only 1.3% of the population being fully vaccinated and no production capability Nepal desperately needs vaccines. With the highest transmission rate in the world and an overstretched healthcare system, countrywide vaccination is the only way to lower the rate of infection. Along with this 4 % of the population have had one dose of Covishield vaccine which is the Astrazeneca Vaccine. Therefore we urgently need Astrazeneca vaccines for the second dose or else we will need both doses of other vaccines for the majority of our population.
We have created a petition and social media campaign to reach the people in power who can influence decisions around sending vaccine surplus and vaccine donations. Our change petition reached over 39,000 signatories.
Currently there are a lot of efforts happening to tackle the resource issues around oxygen supply and distribution, medical supply, availability of hospital beds, isolation center occupancy and much more. However there is a lack of real time data around the availability of resources, the gaps, the timeline of delivery, location and the exact needs. Additionally there is a gap in understanding the resource supply chain and the bottlenecks within different areas of the supply and distribution channels. Along with this there is a lack of data around human resources and capabilities who can be allocated to fill in the current gaps.
We have a team of data analysts and data scientists who are willing to volunteer and create a real-time data platform that enables different players to cooperate to fill the current demands. We are working with both grassroot level organisation and high level decision-makers to collaborate on tackling this data issue.
All the frontline workers are tirelessly working and exposing themselves to high covid transmission risk situations. If the frontline worker, whether it be medical staff, maintenance workers or other support staff, contract covid while working in the surge/isolation centers and need medical treatment, this welfare fund will reimburse the cost of their medical bills related to covid of upto 1 lakh NRP. This welfare fund will be for 4 months to cover for the 3 months of duty and 1 month post duty medical treatments.
We are in talks with professionals in the banking and finance industry to set up this welfare fund through their corporate social responsibility fund. If you are able to help set up this fund either through network, financial support or provide expertise in actuarial science please contact us at email@example.com
The Alliance’s doctors and scientific committee have created various protocols and training to ensure that Covid related treatments are following the best practices from experience around the globe.
Currently there is a massive inflow of oxygen concentrators (200 concentrators arrived in the first two weeks of May and 400 are being imported) without after sales service. Along with this the biomedical team within MoHP is not well resourced to fix the broken plants and other devices.
With the current lockdown, daily wage workers and other families from disadvantaged backgrounds are unable to afford the basic food needs. At the moment we are gathering 200 packets of food to distribute within Kathmandu valley to families in need by Friday 21st of May. However the need is much higher. So we are working with government schools and wards to map out the food assistance needs and how we can best support those in need.
As we are working on several different ways to help tackle the current covid crisis, there are a few key areas which we are trying to advocate for:
If you are also working in these areas and would like to collaborate or amplify our message please contact us.