The Red Cross and Coca-Cola are both lending their assistance to the health sector and the immunisation drive.
The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has collaborated with the Coca-Cola Foundation to improve the safety of frontline health workers and volunteers aiding patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The collaboration intends to organise NRCS volunteers at Government of Nepal-led vaccination stations as well as offer transportation for those with physical limitations to be vaccinated.
On August 5, a handover ceremony was performed at the Maharajgunj Teaching Hospital. Dr. Manita Rajkarnikar, Director of the NRCS Health Services Department, and Coca-Cola Nepal executives paid a visit to the Teaching Hospital. Ramesh Maharnank received the security equipment.
Personal safety equipment were supplied to health professionals from Teaching Hospital, Armed Forces of Balambu, Patan Hospital, Janamaitri Hospital, and Nepal Medical Association as part of the cooperation initiative. 12,500 surgical masks, 5,000 pairs of gloves, and 960 sanitizer are included in the distribution.
In addition, a coordinated endeavour in ten districts across Nepal has been established. More than 31,000 people have already benefited from vaccinations provided by the Nepalese government.
The campaign was held in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, and Bagmati districts of Dhading, as well as East Nawalparasi districts of Kaski, Tanahun, Gorkha, Lamjung, and Gandaki states.
Nepal Red Cross blood transfusion service technicians, health workers, and ambulances are among those who have received assistance.