Civil society leaders have donated oxygen cylinders for the second time to different health facilities in Bajura with the fund collected from businessmen, health workers, civil society members, and government employees, among others in Bajura.

Chief District Officer Gopal Adhikari said civil leaders had provided 25 oxygen cylinders to different health facilities of Bajura in two phases.

The leaders provided 15 oxygen cylinders to Bajura District Hospital in the first and second phases.

Dr Prakash Jaisi, chief of the hospital said that ten cylinders were provided in the first phase and five in the second.

The Himalayan Times daily Bajura reporter Prakash Singh said six oxygen cylinders were provided to Kolti Primary Health Centre and four cylinders to Juthi Temporary COVID Hospital of Jagannath Rural Municipality.

Civil leader Bir Bahadur Bista said that Rs 670,783 was collected under the oxygen cylinders help campaign. He said that businessmen, health workers, civil society members, civil servants and the migrant workers abroad provided help for the oxygen cylinders.

Civil Society Chairman Chakra Malla said that they had bought the cylinders at the initiative of CDO Adhikari and Banke CDO Shiva Ram Gelal.

Surendra Nath, a campaigner, said that the oxygen cylinders bought from Nepalgunj were distributed to different health facilities.

Chairman of Jagannath Rural Municipality Kali Bahadur Shahi said that the civil leaders had set an example for other social workers by providing much needed oxygen cylinders to hospitals at a time when the health facilities were facing acute shortage of oxygen. He thanked all the helping hands.

Similarly, CDO Adhikari also thanked all the people who extended help during the time of the pandemic. He said that the state and its citizens were equally responsible for fighting against the COVID pandemic.

Likewise, Budhinanda Municipality Mayor Padam Kumar Giri said that with the availability of oxygen, it had become easy to treat patients in Kolti Primary Health Centre.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 01, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.