Support to local clinics in remote Rai villages
Thanks to The Parners Nepal for getting COVID supplies to the local health clinic in Mahakulung Rural Municipality in the far SE corner of SoluKhumbu district. The support came from CORE and NepalHilfe-Tirol to provide masks, sanitizer, health items, and oxygen to these remote communities.
Many of the Rai people living here make a living (in addition to subsistence agriculture) by working as porters, kitchen staff, and camp helpers on treks and expeditions in the Everest area. After the spread of COVID there, the concern is that these workers might bring it home to their villages – Bung, Cheskam, Gudel – with very limited health care available.