Kathmandu, April 2
Nepal’s leading domestic airline company Yeti Airlines has extended support to ‘Ek Ek Paila’, an initiative launched by a group of doctors and volunteers with the aim of providing free health services to the people living in the remote rural areas.
The initiative came into existence after a group of doctors connected via Social media, mostly Facebook. Under the initiative, which started in 2015 from Sindhupalchowk, doctors have reached out to people in Nuwakot (Bhadrutar), Dolkha (Sailing), Rasuwa (Thulo Shyapru), Manang (Humde & Chame), Dhading (Dhola), Dolkha (Mainapokhari), Karve (Sinkhupali Chaur), Gandharbagaon (Dudhekuna), Kavre (Rayale), Kathmandu (Halchowk), Gorkha (Ghyalchok), Manang (Humde),Mugu (Gamphedi), and Simikot.
According to the campaigners, Yeti Airline’s will support(by providing special fare) to participants of the initiative as part of it’s overall commitment to promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yeti Airline’s collaboration with Ek Ek Paila will promote the 3rd SDG – Good Health and Well-being in addition to it’s ongoing promotion of other SDGs like Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Change (SDG13), Biodiversity Conservation (SDG 15) and partnership (SDG 17) in Nepal.
Apart from making individual financial contributions, volunteers have invested 1,472 man-days for the campaign, covering a total of 10,024 kilometers, reaching out to 10,478 individuals and provided 19,959 consultations (eye, ENT, dental, skin, ortho, gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, pathology, general medicine and surgery and pharmacy) under the campaign.
The focus now is on Far-west Nepal, where even essential health care is hard to find. The 16th ‘paila’ will be taken in Jumla District Hospital from April 9-16.
Published on April 2nd, Monday, 2018 8:27 PM