During the past year, the hospital has helped various staff members rebuild homes that were damaged in the earthquakes, and has continued to help and treat patients with injuries and illnesses – both earthquake related and just “living in Nepal” related. Our patient numbers never slowed down during the usual winter lull – we have been continually busy and have been seeing many patients who have been very ill and have needed lots of care.
There are still people in some areas who are without adequate shelter, and with another monsoon coming on us, life is quite difficult. Aftershocks continue to shake Nepal and many people are still quite traumatized.
We struggled during the 5 month border closure with India. We are very thankful now to once again have diesel, petrol and gas available for our use. Unfortunately, there are still some medications which are unavailable and which we still need.
The United Mission to Nepal continues to do earthquake work and rebuilding – please see their website for updates. www.umn.org.np
We continue to need funding for our Medical Assistance Fund so we can provide free care to the patients who can’t afford treatment otherwise.