NRNA Clinic Launched!
NRNA in collaboration with Danphe Care started Tele-Health Center & Health clinic at the NRNA headquarters, Baluwatar, on 27th September 2021. Nepal Medical Association and Nepal Nursing Association will be supporting and working closely to implement this program. A few weeks back NRNA, Danphe care, Nepal Medical Association, and Nepal Nursing Association jointly signed for the same purpose.
The clinic was started with a formal program and with health screening among the staff. The program was inaugurated by NRNA Health Committee Chair Dr. Sanjeeb Sapkota, Danphe care CEO Dr. Prabhat Adhikari, senior Vice-president of NRNA Dr. Badri KC, and COO of Danphe care Pharmacist Kabin Maleku.
The main purpose of the program is to establish a clinic that will cater to the needs of immigrant workers who are working abroad and their family members of the NRNA residing in Nepal.
The Clinic's service will include preventative and health counseling for immigrant workers who are departing to several countries to work once they receive visas.
NRNA will be supporting those Nepalese residing abroad by means of healthcare or Tele-consultation support or other support. NRNA has been providing Tele-Health support for those Nepalese residing abroad in collaboration with Danphe Care.
During the program, Dr. Sanjeeb stressed the situation and the status of health among the migrant worker residing abroad and pledged towards solving the need of immigrant workers.
Dr. Badri KC emphasized that language is a barrier for migrant workers but programs like telehealth support and screening and preventive medicine would be tremendously helpful for migrant workers.
Dr. Prabhat Adhikari, who is also a member of the NRNA health committee stressed the transfer of electronic medical records from Nepal so they could be easily accessed from anywhere in the world.
This helps in meeting the health need of migrant workers before they visit the working country by screening and consulting and advising the possible occupational Hazard in the host country.
He also stressed the need for health services for those families of NRNA residing in Nepal and that Nepal can set up a benchmark in preventive medicine by screening the migrant worker.
The clinic is expected to provide service once a week for now but its frequency will be increased in the coming months.
Phr. Kabin Maleku