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Warm clothes, health essentials provided to lepers in Nepal

Khalid Umar Malik
29 Jan 2022, 15:23 GMT+10

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) distributed warm clothing and health supplies to 200 leprosy patients housed at the Khokana Leprosy Camp on Friday.

The distribution was carried out as part of the NMA's project 'A humanitarian Support Programme for COVID-affected Mountaineers and Leprosy-affected People,' funded by The Nippon Foundation (TNF) Japan.

Everyone at the camp was given a jacket, a double-sized blanket, a bottle of 236ml hand sanitizer, a packet of 50 masks, and a pair of Dettol soap. The recipients acknowledged their appreciation to the NMA and TNF for their assistance. Currently, the camp serves 200 leprosy patients from across the country.

"This isn't the first time the Nippon Foundation has come to our aid. I recall receiving substantial assistance from the foundation. We are extremely grateful to the foundation and the NMA for doing everything for us," said Uma Prasad Tiwari, a leprosy patient at the camp.

"We have nothing to give you back, but I'd like to thank the president and foundation members."

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