Current Research in Emergency Medicine
[ ISSN : 2832-5699 ]

Home Isolation Kits Designed and Distributed Support COVID-19 Patients Across Nepal - A Field Action Report

Volume 2 - Issue 6 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CREM/1045

Ramu Kharel1*, Pankaj Bhattarai2 , Magda Jung3 , Soniya P Regmi2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown University Alpert Medical School, 55 Claverick St., Providence, RI, USA
2HAPSA Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
3The White Grain Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal

Corresponding Authors

Ramu Kharel, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 55 Claverick Street, Providence, RI 02903


COVID-19 Patients; Volunteers; Nepal; Emergency Care Experts; COVID 19 Management; Non-Governmental Organizations; HIK Distribution; Patient Centred Care

Received : November 04, 2022
Published : November 25, 2022


Nepal was on a brink of a humanitarian crises during the peak of delta wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As an effort to mitigate the strain on already overstretched health system, a local non-governmental organization, HAPSA Nepal, designed and distributed a home isolation kit to encourage care from home. The kit included items like pulse oximeters, detailed instructions for home COVID 19 management, and a COVID-19 support hotline information. This rapid response in coordination with the local governments across Nepal supported nearly 7000 people in home isolation during the height of the pandemic in Nepal.