Nepal 2019: MMIHS Volunteers are seen everywhere in Kathmandu Valley: From shopping malls to wedding banquets!

14th May 2019Lisa Woodward

Nepal 2019: MMIHS Volunteers are seen everywhere in Kathmandu Valley: From shopping malls to wedding banquets!

MMM19 in Nepal is going viral this year and expanding across the nation with a mission to screen at least 50,000 people during the month of May.  Around 100 students of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Science (MMIHS) are also volunteering to screen and provide life style counselling mainly in  Kathmandu valley. They are setting up screening camp in shopping malls, workplaces, temples, hospital, government office, universities, the vegetable market and labour office. They are also conducting door to door screening in remote villages of Sindhupalchowk district.

The team has already screened for more than 800 people and have an aim of screening over 8000 people throughout May. Sadhana Pandey, a leading student for MMM19 from MMIHS said, “Although this is a non-paid work, we are delighted to engage on this important public health campaign. We all are committed for hypertension control in Nepal.” Harikrishna Bhattarai, a national director for the MMM campaign in Nepal,  is impressed by the hard work performed by the volunteers of MMIHS. He shared that “One of his friends who is also a medical doctor working in the government hospital asked about the possibility of setting up a camp in the wedding party. He liked the idea and asked MMIHS volunteers to visit the party. They received the volunteers well and appreciated our program.” MMM Country Coordinator for Nepal Dr Dinesh Neupane informed us “We have many organizations involved on this campaign. The contribution made by nursing, medical and public  health students’ organizations is extraordinary. MMIHS volunteer group is one of the best group that we have to make a big difference. We have no words to express sincere thanks to these dedicated MMM volunteers.”

Picture: Volunteers from MMIHS, Kathmandu after receiving training on blood pressure measurement

Picture: MMM blood pressure camp set up by MMIHS volunteer at a wedding banquet in Kathmandu