The mobile clinics run in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) and Sisters of Charity (SCCG) are a lifeline to the people living in the remote and far flung regions of the mountainous nation.
The mobile clinics reach out to 3 districts – Nuwakot, Kathmandu and Dhading.
The clinic at Dhading caters to brick factory workers who are from the Terai regions and also includes migrants from the Indian states of UP and Bihar. They belong to low caste ethnic groups and are very poor. They live in tiny huts along the brick kilns in very poor living conditions. Due to the remoteness of the region, these workers do not have access to medical facilities even during an emergency. The Nepal Jesuits reach out to them through mobile clinics, free health check-ups and distribution of general medicine.
During this Covid-19 crisis, the mobile clinics became the only means of reaching out to these poor people. In April, new clinics were started in 5 remote villages and 4 Government schools. Masks were distributed and awareness campaigns were conducted through these mobile clinics.