Injured rehabilitation unit set up

Chautara, Nov 19: A rehabilitation unit has been set up at Gairigaun in Sindhupalchowk district for those critically injured in and aftermath of April 25 destructive earthquakes.

The service has come to effect after Chautara Hospital In-charge Dr Sagar Rajbhandari Wednesday inaugurated the unit set up by International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the district hospital.

As many as 2,100 people who were injured in the earthquakes in Sindhupalchowk alone have been provided treatment at different health posts of the district.

IOM District Coordinator Dabal Kaji Rokka shared that the unit was established considering inevitability of post-surgery rehab for the patients who were critically injured in the earthquakes.

The unit will provide monitoring service, physical treatment, health literacy and psycho-social counseling service to the targeted beneficiaries. An arrangement has been made to accommodate 20 patients and their caretaker each in the unit. It is learnt that the unit will provide free treatment along with residential facility and transport expenses to the quake-injured people ranging 5 to 70 years.

At the programme, IOM Chief of Mission Maurizio, Local Development Officer Krishna Bahadur Shahi Thakuri and Chautara municipality executive officer Bhuwaneswor Lamichhane, among others stressed the need of collaboration between IOM and local bodies to successfully operate the unit. RSS

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