Makawanpur Situation overview
On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal with its epicenter in Lamjung District, approximately 81 km northwest of Kathmandu. The earthquake has caused several landslides and avalanches with strong aftershocks occur-ring in the following days.
Nepal government said 16 districts were most affected by earthquake including Makawanpur district. According to the latest figures from the DHO/Rapid Response Team, total houses collapsed 141233 houses damage is 10966 and 23 health facilities been destroyed. 10477 government building destroyed. 8583 people have been killed among them 58 are foreigners. Quake victims are 14398. There are government sectors, INGOs and NGOs and other line agencies have been involving to provide relief materials. The need of conducting health camp is obvious especially for pregnant women, mothers with child; disable and other earth quake affected people are so vulnerable.
ETSC-Nepal has planned to conduct relief health camps in the VDC's of Makwanpur district.
Continuous coordination and interaction with DHO and District rapid Response team had resulted some highly priorities VDC's where quake effected people needs faster attention to support. These VDC's are remote and lacks proper road accesses. The local Health post capacity is very limited with their manpower and resources and the people orientation towards health post also needs to be raised positive and support the service for its availability.
Thingan, Sarikhet, Dadagaun, Ipa-Panchakanya, Budhichaur, Raigaun, Chhatiyun, Dadakharka are the most unreached VDC's where people needs health facilities along with other VDC's of district.
Nepal has began summer and rainy season with day temperatures rising, temporary toilets in a mess and little or no water supply, prompting health warnings on communicable disease outbreaks post-disaster at this conditions health camps are needed to treat and prevent water-borne, food-borne, vector-bone and others communicable diseases. Makawanpur DHO have begun receiving complaints of diarrhea, skin allergies, fever, ARI, typhoid and cholera. And the other hand the trauma of earth quake has widespread among people. People have emotional issues because of fear and ignorance to act out in the time of quake. To support community level preparedness against disaster has become big needs.
Objectives of this camp
- To prevent out-break of diarrhea, cholera, ARI, typhoid and fever
- To investigate and treat post earthquake injuries, trauma and manage its further complication and referral for further treatment.
- To provide medical care for patients needing urgent medical assistant along with psychosocial counseling support.
- To build awareness regarding nutrition, hygiene and sanitation.
1. Coordination with DHO /district response team, DDC and VDC secretary.Inform to community people , health workers and other community leaders about health camp
- Preparation of venue, time and date.
- Procurement medicines and equipment
- Arrangement of volunteer health team members