"Mountain Heart Nepal" has handed over four oxygen concentrators, voltage regulators, and other health items supported by Direct Relief to Gosaikunda Rural municipality-4, a remote area of Rasuwa district.
The much-needed health equipment was delivered to one of the remote areas in the Langtang region in a joint initiative of Gagan Raj Neupane, Director of Rasuwa Trek and expedition and President of Mountain Heart Nepal, Dr. Aban Gautam.
They reached the Mundu Health Post in Langtang on Saturday morning with equipment and medical supplies. Neupane, also a tourism entrepreneur said, as soon as the pandemic is over these concentrators will be helpful to tourists who suffer from High altitude sickness. Ward member Finjo Lopchan thanked the donor organization for providing necessary health equipment to the remote area of Rasuwa district while oxygen is in dire shortage across the country.
He expressed it will help to save hundreds of lives in the Himalayan region of the Langtang area. Similarly, Karma Syangwa, a local social worker said their hope of surviving is alive after receiving oxygen concentrators. Local youth educationist Lakpa Dendup Lopchan said that the people of Langtang were very happy in receiving medical equipment. Mohan Acharya, Federal Parliamentarian of Rasuwa district has assisted in transporting the equipment to the village by helicopter.
There about 118 households in the Langtang regions.
Langtang is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal where thousands of trekkers visit the region everywhere. Six years ago when a major earthquake hit the country, Langtang village was completely wiped off by an avalanche killing hundreds of residents and trekkers. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus a year ago, the region has remained closed without any tourism activities.
Dr. Gautam says, 'It is a matter of pride to be able to provide health services in remote areas of the country where the state could not reach on time.' He said that he would continue his philanthropic services along with his medical profession in the days to come. Mountain Heart Nepal is a non-profit Social organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a volunteer-driven organization run by a young Nepalese medical team.
Initially founded to provide primary medical care to the victims of the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015 in remote and out-of-reach areas in Nepal. “The main objective of the organization is to provide quality health care services accessible to all patients in need especially in rural regions,' says Dr. Gautam, the founding president of the organization.
Mountain Heart Nepal is actively involved and has provided health services running camps and distributed relief in various remote places of Nepal after the major earthquake of 2015. Since the onset of the Corona Pandemic, they have been providing much-needed oxygen concentrators and other health supplies in various remote areas including Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Rasuwa districts in Nepal.