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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Lalgadh Hospital in the ongoing covid 19 situation

Lalgadh hospital has 5 Nepali doctors practising at the moment: * Dr Krishna * Dr Ananda * Dr Prakriti * Dr Beevaa * Dr Shrawan With Dr Clugston working quietly behind the scenes. Please pray that they will continue to be safe as they deal with Covid-19 cases coming into the hospital for treatment. Lagadh’s two specialist doctors: Dr.Dhakal (dermatology) Dr Su (Orthopaedic Surgery) Are not at the hospital at the moment as the specialist services have been suspended due to t...
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Lalgadh Hospital and its continuing work amidst the covid crisis.

If ever there was a time for us to be in prayer by ourselves or with others by zoom, this is it. Your prayers, for people affected by leprosy in Nepal, and for NLT’s efforts to defeat leprosy and transform lives, are powerful tools in our fight to defeat leprosy. This is doubly true in this time of crisis. People affected by leprosy are among the poorest and most vulnerable in this country. Our Hospital in Lalgadh, overseen by our Medical Director, Dr. Graeme Clugsten and his team of doctors ...
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Latest news on Coronavirus

Since Nepal is starting to see cases of coronavirus, Lalgadh has limited its outpatient visitors: normally they receive up to 600 outpatient visits a day, but currently they see 15-20 emergency cases a day, like expectant mothers or the urgently ill. Lalgadh maintains its in-patient service to people severely affected by leprosy. The Nepalese government has asked Lalgadh to provide a quarantine service, as well as a COVID-19 treatment facility. The hospital is gathering supplies of personal p...
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NLT Nepal and the Corona Virus situation

Some of you have asked how the current situation is affecting the work in Nepal. We can say that our Centre at Lalgadh is gearing up with supplies and new protocols for managing the expected influx of people with respiratory problems. This includes more handwashing basins, some new, easier-to-clean, equipment and lots more masks, gloves, and personal protective equipment. These latter items are hard to source and expensive and so funds are needed to support them with that. NLT Ireland is helping...
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