Press Chautari provides oximeters to journalists battling COVID-19
ITAHARI: Press Chautari Nepal, a journalistic organization, has reached out to all COVID-19 infected journalists of Itahari to give them pulse oximeter.
Pulse oximeter is a handy device that can detect the oxygen level of people. Central Vice-Chairperson of Press Chautari Nepal Lilaraj Bhattarai informed that Press Chautari has distributed pulse oximeter along with masks, sanitiser and nutrient diet. He added, ”Out of eight infected journalists in Itahari, we have reached out to seven today. Will be going to the remaining one tomorrow.”
According to Bhattarai, the self-isolated patients of COVID-19 cannot understand the vital information of volatile oxygen level without pulse oximeter, and to meet these needs, this device is distributed. ”Once the infected reads this, it is easier to decide whether it is time to go to the hospital or not,” said Bhattarai. Press
Chautari Itahari chair Trilochan Poudyal, Provincial Council Member of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Himal Dahal went to the doorsteps of the infected to distribute the gadget.
Before Itahari, Press Chautari Dharan Committee was also engaged in distributing masking and sanitizing essentials to Dharan-based journalists, informed Kedar Basnet, the Dharan chair of Press Chautari.
In order to support journalists during the second wave of COVID-19, previously, another journalistic organization Press Union had also helped journalists battling the pandemic. It had launched ‘Mobile Doctor’ collaborating with a doctor and nurse to give counselling services to infected journalists going to their doorsteps themselves.
Press Union is also active in setting up COVID Relief and Isolation Center at Itahari-10. ”We are doing every possible thing we can do,” said Pawan Adhikari, the chair of Press Union Sunsari.