Considering the increasing trend of COVID-19 pandemic in country after April 2021, NEWAH started emergency response activities in project areas of Sindhuli and Baglung. The safety materials such as medical masks and sanitizers were provided to local frontline workers including masons and project assistants in order to ensure their safety at workplace.

In Sindhuli, 175 packets of medical masks, 8 bottles (500 ml) of sanitizer, 85 oximeter, 165 digital thermometer, 380 faceshield, 170 PPE sets and 8 contactless sanitizer station sets were distributed.

The materials were distributed to Marin Kapilakhet PHC, Marin Ruram Municipality Office, Hariharpurgadhi Pipalmadhi PHC, Hariharpur Rural Municipality Office, Tinpatan Lampatan PHCC, Tinpatan Belghari PHCC, Kamalamai Sindhuli District Hospital, Dudhali Municipality Office Health Department.

COVID-19 safety material distribution program at Dudhauli municipality

In Baglung, 95 packets of medical masks, 51 jars (5 l) of sanitizer, 35 oximeter, 35 digital thermometer, 124 faceshield, 395 sets of PPE and 8 contactless sanitizer station were distributed. The distribution were made in Dhorpatan Municipality, Jaimini municipality, Tamankhola Rural Municipality, Badigad Rural Municipality, Nisikhola Rural Municipality, Tarakhola Rural Municipality, Burtibang PHC, Nisikhola HP, Shisakhana HP, Pakhatar HP, Khungkhani HP, Taman HP, Liunwa HP and Argal HP