Staff have been busy!

Lalgadh hospital staff have been very busy cleaning/disinfecting and whitewashing all the wards. This is almost finished and then they will think of what to do with the 20 rusty bed side cabinets.   Maybe when lock down has finished!! They have also finished painting the murals in the devotion/creation room which means all the picturesque painting of the IPD, the school room and the devotion/recreation room are now complete.
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Stories from the Asia region during Lockdown

HimalMag.com has published some interesting articles from journalists and others in the India/Nepal region about people's experiences in lockdown. You may be interested to read them as they give a flavour of life there: https://www.himalmag.com/a-death-in-the-family-2020/ https://www.himalmag.com/notes-across-borders-covid19-2020/ https://www.himalmag.com/southasiasphere-issue-5/  
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Covid-19 update

The CEO of NLT Nepal, Kamal Shrestha, reports that in Nepal there have been 1567 confirmed cases of Covid-19 up to 31st May, and of those, 8 people have died. So far, none of the NLT staff or producers have been infected by the corona virus and, after more than two months of lockdown, Kamal is planning to do a careful return to work for staff, observing all necessary precautions. The day to day lives of many people have been difficult due to the lockdown, and they are hoping that the governme...
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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Nurses are on the front lines as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. During these unprecedented times nurses continue to play a critical role in global health and we honour their service and commitment. In recognition of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, the World Health Organization has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Lalgadh Hospital sent a photo of all the nurses working there on this celebratory day.....
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Update on Lalgadh 22nd May 2020

Dr Clugston recently shared the following items, which give a sense of the current situation at our leprosy hospital in Lalgadh: "We are all relieved and thankful that in this COVID-19 and lockdown time, when income has been severely cut, some funds are coming in. Help has come from ALM and generous friends in the Church of Scotland in Geneva and from Emmanuel Church in Geneva. [We can add to that the friends in UK who have been sending gifts at this difficult time - thank you so much]. ...
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Update on Neelam

There has been a struggle for a while now to stop an infection in Neelam’s right foot. But after septic surgery by Dr. Krishna plus antibiotics, Neelam’s foot seems to be improving. Dressings are changed daily. The doctors want to rescue Neelam’s right foot and are quite anxious about the infection. They don’t want to do any kind of amputation as her left foot has already been amputated. Neelam is reasonably cheerful in herself although she has moments when she is a bit quiet, worrying how...
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