The tribal organisation comes forward to aware people living near the Indo-China border on Covid 19 virus
GG News Bureau
Pithoragarh, 28th May. Rang Kalyan Sanstha, an organisation of tribal people living near Indo-Nepal border region of the district, has come forward to aware the people living in interior Border Villages, about Covid 19 virus infection and have initiated a mass campaign to distribute covid medical kit to the villagers.
“We have distributed Covid 10 medical kit to over 500 villagers of a total 43 villagers from Darma, Vyans Chaudans valleys under Dharchula sub-division,” said Ashok Nabiyal an official of the organization.
The kits were distributed in three Rang tribal villages of Munsiyari and four Rang tribal Villages of Nepal.”
According to Nabiyal , it has become essential to distribute the covid kit to villagers as all the tribal villagers have returned to their ancestral Villages lying at Indo-China and Indo-Nepal Border.
“our volunteers trekked up to 12 km from the main road on snowy roads to reach these Villages,” said Nabiyal.
According to Dharchula administration a covid testing camp is going to be held in Vyas valley on Saturday.” As the villagers are in their respective high Himalayan villages, we have decided to reach there for covid testing and distribution of essential medicines for people who are on home quarantine. ” the medical team, our camp will also be accompanied by Rang Kalyan Sanstha Volunteers.” said AK Shukla, SDM Dharchula.
According to Rang Kalyan Sanstha sources, the Covid-19 medical kit included a digital thermometer, thermal fever scanner, pulse oximeter PPE kit, surgical mask gloves hand sanitiser and essential covid medicines are part of the kit being distributed here, “we have taken this initiative from the funds of our organisation,to make villagers aware of the Covid virus and use equipment as required considering the fact that villagers will not be able to reach medical facility immediately if any infection case appears in these border villages. “said Shaloo Datal a social worker and journalist based in Dharchula.
The tribal villagers of 21 villages of Darma, Vyas and Chaudans valleys come down to lower valleys with their animal herds during winter to escape cold weather and return back to their original villages in the summer months. These days all the migrating villagers are in their original Villages to sow their summer crops.