Outreach Clinics

Since the inception of Clinic Nepal, one of the foremost goals has been the improvement of health in even the most remote areas of Chitwan, where access to medical care is very difficult. Periodically (or due to social demand or unforeseen distance and emergencies) the Clinic provides a mobile clinic with Specialist Dr’s (Medical, General Practitioner’s, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mental Health, Dental etc.) with attending Nurses, Midwives, Mental Health Nurses, Pharmacist (with extensive pharmacy) etc. These services were offered to those who are either, unable to travel due to age or mobility or cannot spare the time to walk the 2 days to Meghauli to receive their treatment. It’s a lifeline to those communities that are ‘far off the beaten track’. The medical care provided is free of charge for everybody regardless of age or gender.

During September 2001 a free health camp was organised in the nearby poverty-stricken Sukranager district. Here Dr’s Mahendra Newpani, and Rabin Baniya from Baratpur Hospital plus available Clinic staff, worked from seven in the morning until darkness fell at six o’clock when over 250 people were seen. Since that initial foray, medical outreach Health camps have now become an important feature of The Friendship Clinic development into treating the many villagers in need.

Due to the success of last year’s (2012) specialist dental camps, we continued to invite dentists to attend our health camps. We saw positive outcomes from the camps, as dental hygiene and education improved leading to better health of the local population. As seen throughout previous years, cardiac problems remain a major health issue, which is why a specific heart camp has been continually held to offer the best care possible. Two cardiac patients who could not afford the relevant surgeries were operated on thanks to the funding given by Clinic Nepal. This year our mobile health camps focused on Meghauli and the surrounding area. Gynecology related problems were highlighted as a chief health issue as a result of this work.

A wide variety of ailments were catered for during these health camps. Many cases showed, infections of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and genitourinary system, in addition to cardiovascular problems, gynecological issues, and psychiatric disorders. The initial consultation and treatment along with any further investigations was absolutely free of charge

During the twelve health-camps in 2012-2013, a total of 4370 patients were treated, 2428 female adults, 522 female children, 923 adult males and 497 male children.

N.B Children are classed as those aged 15 and below.