Covid19 Emergencies: All you need to know.

The coronavirus has seen a massive increase in Nepal recently. As the government has announced a “restricted access” around the city. At severe times like this, we must be aware and prepared. There is some helpful common information that everyone should know regarding the pandemic. Hospitals to be visited, vaccines, current state, and current laws. Here are some of the top takeaways.

Current state

On 1st May 2021, the total number of cases confirmed in Nepal reached 328,893 out of which 3,298 are dead. This was from the total PCR test of 2488,359.

Covid dashboard

Since the virus has been spreading like wildfire (another crisis the country is facing) the nation has gone into a partial lockdown period in many districts. The laws implemented for the following are

Nished Aagya:

  • The announced restrictions limit the hours of grocery shops, banks, pharmacies, and other essential services. 
  • They are ordered to open from 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Public and private transportation are prohibited, only emergency vehicles are allowed and public gatherings are not allowed. 
  • International aviation is continued.
  • Individuals entering the Kathmandu valley are subject to quarantine.

PCR Tests

Multiple hospitals offer to test, they charge Rs 2,200. The following are the hospitals that provide PCR Tests:

  • Star Hospital, Sanepa Heights Road, Lalitpur, 01-555-0197
  • HAMS, Mandikhatar 01- 437-7404
  • Siddhi Poly Path Laboratory, Dillibazar, 01- 441-0604
  • Patan Hospital, Lagankhel 01-5522295
  • Bhaktapur Hospital,Bhaktapur, 01-6610798
  • Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, 01-4412303 
  • Teku Hospital, Teku, 01-4253396
  • Bir Hospital, Kanti Path, 01-4221119
  • Prasuti Griha, Thapathali, 01-4260405 
  • Nepal Korea Friendship Hospital, Thimi, 01-6633442
  • Civil Hospital, Minbhawan, 01-4107000
  • KMC Hospital, Sinamangal, 01-4469064
  • A.P.F. Hospital, Chandragiri
  • Nepal Police Hospital, Panipokhari Marg, 01-4412430

Also read: The scenario of the Covid vaccine in Nepal.

Vaccination

Nepal had been provided the vaccine by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, called Covishield. However, due to the shortage and vast spread of the virus in India itself, Nepal had been without any vaccine. Currently, Nepal is offering the Chinese vaccine, VeroCell. 

The age range for the vaccination is 18-59.

Certain Hospitals have been assigned the first dose of vaccine.

  • Civil Hospital, Minbhawan, 01-4107000
  • Nepal APF Hospital, Balambu
  • National Ayurvedic Research Centre, Kirtipur, 01- 4334973
  • Paropakar Maternity Hospital, Thapathali,01-4260405
  • KMC Hospital, Sinamangal, 01-4469064 and 
  • Himal Hospital, Gyaneshwor, 01- 441672

For people who already got vaccinated by the first dose with the CoviShield, 3 hospitals have been assigned to deliver the second dose as soon as Nepal receives the vaccines.

The three hospitals are: 

  • Bir Hospital, Ratnapark, 01-4221119
  • Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, 01-4253396
  • Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, 01-4412303
Covid19Helpline

For information on COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health and Population

  • Call the hotlines of MoHP at 1133 (24 hrs.) and 1115 from 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Call 9851255839, 9851255837, 9851255834 at any hrs.

Nepal is going through a very sensitive stage right now, it is very important to abide by the lockdown rules and take as much care as possible. If there had been implemented enough laws and lockdown the previous year, maybe Nepal would have been as free as China right now. But then again Nepal does rely heavily on tourism, exports, and imports. These were some basic information that everyone should be familiar with right now. 

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