Access to medical care and transportation from remote mountain villages via jerky roads to the next hospital: a huge challenge in Nepal with its infrastructure! If help does not come at the right time, it can cost life.
The ambulance, which went into operation in Satrasaya, in the Tanahun district in central Nepal, was all the more eagerly awaited. The ambulance is stationed at the MedicalCare Center, which is managed by our organization on site. This health and first aid station is located directly on the Prithvi Highway - which connects the capital Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Health care for local people has already been improved by the ward and the ambulance!
The vehicle is used as an ambulance for trips to the nearest clinic or for transfers between hospitals far beyond the catchment area of the medical center.
The ambulance was sparsely equipped at the beginning and could only be used to a limited extent for first aid. Gradually, the vehicle should be able to be used with a second oxygen cylinder, a peanut bed, etc.
30,000 kilometers in the first four months: impressive proof of how much the ambulance vehicle is needed on site. After a good 2 years in use, it had passed the 200,000 km mark in April 2020. The roads are jerky and the car wears out faster than is known in this country. In order to ensure the continued operation, we need ongoing help.
The monthly costs are around 600 euros.
- Maintenance costs (tax, insurance, fuel, maintenance)
- Personnel costs for 2 drivers in shift operation and
- pro rata personnel costs for accompanying personnel (nurse) from the ward.
The operating costs have to be paid by the ward because the patients usually do not have the financial means to cover the transport and care costs. The concept of the MedicalCare Center determines that no person seeking help is rejected!
The station and vehicle are looked after by the recognized local aid organization help to help (Nepal). This received the state operating license and is controlled by the district government.
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