Field Visit Report

by Dr Chuda Karki

Background:
A meeting of the executive committee of ARDSN was held on 15th May 2015 to plan for emergency relief to the earthquake victims of Nepal. The earthquake measuring 7.6 on Richter Scale hit Nepal on  25th April 2015 causing colossal loss of life and property: about nine thousands lay dead and 17thousands injured with inestimable loss of property.
The executive committee decided as follows:
1) Emergency humanitarian response adopting a small village in Lalitpur district namely Farsidol, Karyavinayak Municipality ward number 9.
2) To provide psycho-social counseling in a limited area.

Field visit Farsidol:

A team consisting Dr Gouri Shankar Lal Das, Dr Chuda Bahadur Karki, Shridhar Lamichhane and Bibendra Pradhanag visited Farsidol village on 17th May 2015 at 11 AM to 2 PM.

Farsidol Village is a small village about 9 Kilometer south from Ring road, Nakkhu Dobato. It spreads over 9 square kilometer area (approximately). It consist 91 households, populated by 416 persons of which female 214 and male 202. The total population comprises 84 children and 44 senior citizens. There are two schools having 110 children. The water supply is working but needs repair. The village is connected by a narrow bumpy graveled road. The ethnic group populating the village is predominantly Tamang which is economically handicapped. The village lies in a picturesque surrounding. However, the scenery has been spoilt by the total destruction of 10 houses and damage to 80% of the houses which are uninhabitable.
While interacting with villager of Farsidol, the primary need spelled out was nutritional supply for School children, shelter, food and water supply for general population and linking the households with main road.

Having seen the situation of the village and interaction with the villagers, Dr Chuda Bahadur Karki of NDA-UK has magnanimously provided Rs. one hundred thousand by cheque immediately to supply Tiffin to the school children. To make participatory decision, ownership of local people, facilitate the process, develop partnership with ARDSN, make the operation transparent, ARDS N formed a local management team consisting:-

• Rajesh Maharjan, Principal of Mahankal Primary school…….. Coordinator
• Sukumaya Lama, Local Social Volunteer…….. Member
• Prem Bhakta Maharjan, Coordinator, Temporary dwellings and re-settlement management committee, Karyavinayak.
• Anisha Tamang, Villager
• Lal Bahadur Tamang, Coordinator, Re-settlement Ward committee of ward no. 9, Karyavinayak.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZjsH9L7Uhw

 

NAMASTE Nepal Project

NAMASTE Nepal Earthquake AppealNAMASTE Nepal Earthquake Appea 13 May 2015 (Click)

Psychosocial Support Project to provide Nonjudgmental, Approachable, Mental health related, Altruistic,

Social and Transparent service for Earthquake victims of Nepal

NAMASTE Nepal – NDAUK’s New Psychosocial Project NAMASTE Nepal is a joint Psychosocial Support Programme initiated by the Nepalese Doctors’
Association UK in partnership with Nepal Medical
association, AMDA Nepal, and Psychiatric Association
of Nepal for the victims of Earthquake in Nepal in
April 2015.
NAMASTE Nepal Project focuses on providing medical
relief, sustainable health-related development and
risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities
in Kathmandu and surrounding earthquake affected
districts.
NDAUK has already sent four medical teams to Nepal.
A medical team led by Dr. Kapil Rijal and a surgical
team led by Dr. Kamal Aryal went on 2nd May. Dr.
Chuda Karki went on 6 May to explore psychosocial
needs and Dr. Shabin Joshi is planning to go in mid
May to provide more surgical help.
Our core Values are: Motivation, Excellence, Respect,
Collaboration and Yearn to service.

 

Our Vision…
To be outstanding in delivery of mental health and
psychosocial support to all earthquake victims of Nepal.

NDA UK

 

 

AGM 2015

XXX NDA AGM 2015

Dr Beena

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to confirm that the 30th AGM of our Association will be held on 24th – 26thJuly 2015 at Hilton Watford, the same venue as last year. The venue offers complementary use of the gym, swimming pool and sauna. It is easily accessible from the M1 and is very close to the Hare Krishna Temple (Bhakti Vedanta Manor). There is ample free parking on site.

I would like to invite you all to attend the AGM at Hilton with all your family and friends. There is a lot to catch up on and plenty to share since we last met. We have kept the registration fee the same at £180 per person for the weekend. We are holding a scientific session for younger doctors in the morning and a CPD workshop in the afternoon. This year is a pearl celebration as NDA(UK) approaches 30th anniversary. To commemorate this event we will witness a spectacular opening ceremony at the Gala dinner and provide a souvenir to cherish it. The kids will have a fantastic time with fun magic show. We will mesmerize our audience when young doctors will show case their talents through Nepalese cultural dance and singing followed by more music and dance on the floor with a DJ. There will be a special charity presentation session followed by picnic on Sunday 26th July.

The conference registration fee and rates are detailed in the registration form (attached and also available to download from the NDA website). Please send the completed registration form by 30th May 2015. All hotel reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

On behalf of NDA (UK) and Executive committee I look forward to welcoming you all to Watford and making this year’s AGM a very enjoyable family event.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely

Beena Subba

Chairman

Local organizing committee

Please visit      NDA AGM 2015  for centralised information for all delegates. 

From Kantipur News

Navin Pokhrel

उद्दारका लागि लन्डनबाट १८ नेपाली चिकित्सक

   Doctor

लन्डन , वैशाख २० – भूकम्प पीडितहरुको उद्दार तथा स्वास्थ्य सेवाका लागि बेलायतस्थित नेपाली चिकित्सकहरुको समूह आइतबार विहान नेपाल उडेको छ ।

नेपलिज डक्टर्स एसोसिएसन, यूकेको पहलमा १८ चिकित्सकसहित तीन सहयोगी गरि २१ जनाको टिम नेपाल गएको हो  । एसोसिएसनका अध्यक्ष डा. अरुणकुमार झाका अनुसार, डा. कपिल रिजालको नेतृत्वमा चिकित्सकहरु भूकम्प प्रभावित जिल्लामा जानेछन् ।

आइतबार साँझ डा. कमल अर्यालको नेतृत्वमा चार जना चिकित्सक नेपाल उड्ने कार्यक्रम छ भने ६ मेका दिन डा. चुडा कार्की नेतृत्वको अर्को समूह पनि नेपाल जाने तय भएको छ । डा. कार्कीको समूहले मनो सामाजिक आवश्यकता तथा परामर्श सम्वन्धि जिम्मेवारी सम्हाल्नेछ ।

‘अप्ठेरोका बेला नेपाली चिकित्सकहरुले आफ्ना तर्फबाट सक्दो सहयोग गरेका छन्’, अध्यक्ष झाले भने, ‘म भूकम्प प्रभावित क्षेत्रमा खटिने साथीहरुप्रति आभारी छु ।’

उनले चिकित्सकहरु नेपालबाट फर्किएपछि के कस्तो आवश्यकता हुन्छ त्यो अनुसार कार्यक्रम बनाउने पनि जनाए ।

उता, डक्टर्स एसोसिएसनले शनिबार साँझ लन्डनस्थित नेपाली दूतावासमा आयोजित च्यारिटी डिनरमा संकलित करिब तीनहजार पाउण्डमध्ये एकहजार पाउण्ड भूकम्प पीडितलाई दिने जनाएको छ । उक्त रकम दूतावासमार्फत प्रधानमन्त्री राहत कोषमा पठाइनेछ ।

च्यारिटी डिनरबाट भूकम्प पीडितहरुकै लागि कार्यरत फेज नेपाल नामक संस्थालाई दुई हजार पाउण्ड प्रदान गरिएको छ । उक्त अवसरमा अभिनेतृ जोआना लुम्लेले हस्ताक्षर गरेको किताव, प्रवल गुरुङका फेशन लगायत लिलाम बढाबढ समेत गरि रकम उठाइएको थियो ।