Nepal: COVID-19 Update
- The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)
The ministry provides the national context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes information regarding the latest situation, guidance regarding healthcare and patient care, the latest news reports, and IEC material (English & Nepali).
Reports & Guidelines
- Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Case Investigation and Contact Tracing of COVID-19
The guideline provides an explanation of case investigations for the time containment of the outbreak and to establish the source/cause of the infection. It also provides details on isolation and the prevention of additional transmission (English).
Nepal Medical Council Interim Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control When COVID-19 Is Suspected
The interim guidance was issued to manage infection, prevention, and control of suspected COVID-19 infections. It supports healthcare workers and institutes in taking the appropriate measures for suspected and proven cases (English).
Guidelines for RMNCH Services in COVID-19 Pandemic
The guide was developed for the reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health (RMNCH) care to ensure safe health practices for patients of these demographics (English).
ToR - Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Team per Province
The terms of reference (ToR) has been developed as a reference to case investigation and contact tracing of COVID-19 at the provincial level (English).
Guidelines for the Use of PPE During the Care of Patients
The Nepali Medical Council and the Government of Nepal have used World Health Organization’s (WHO) references to develop a guideline for personal protective equipment (PPE) use when caring for COVID-19 patients (English & Nepali).
COVID-19 Patients Transport Teams (PTT) Guidelines
The guideline provides detailed directions to transport COVID-19 patients in order to prevent the transmission of the virus (Nepali).
The handbook provides guidelines for the prevention, and control of COVID-19. It provides information on the conduction and significance of home quarantine, the national guidelines for quarantine management, the importance of social distances, basic hygiene measures against COVID-19 (Nepali).
Infographics & Posters
- What is COVID-19 and Preventive Measures
The ministry details the preventative measures one should take against COVID-19 (Nepali).
Reduce Your Risk
The ministry has developed 15 posters that explain the preventative measures for COVID-19; this information includes information regarding food safety, wet markets, and traveling (English).
Protocol for ILI Clinics
The protocol was established for Influenza-like illness (ILI) clinics that are also screening for cases of COVID-19. It provides procedures for suspected cases based on symptoms (English).
Clinical Approach to a Patient with Suspected COVID-19
The guideline has been developed based on WHO guidelines to detail the clinical management of COVID 19 patients (English).
Protocol for COVID-19 Screening at Point of Entry
The point of screening is developed by the MoHP based on WHO guidelines regarding the point of screening, and entry screening of the suspected COVID-19 patients. It also provides a protocol for health care facilities in the context of these cases (English).
COVID-19 Risk Communication Brochure
The brochure details the risk communications information on the symptoms, basic preventative measures, the importance and measures for quarantine, and minimum protocols that businesses need to adopt (Nepali, Maithili, Awadhi, & Tharu).
The posters have been developed to provide an illustrative depiction of the basic preventative measures that are globally practiced in order to prevent COVID-19 (Nepali).
- What Is Coronavirus and How to Protect Yourself
The MoHP has created a radio public service announcement (PSA) regarding COVID-19. It provides the necessary information about coronavirus and how to protect oneself (Nepali).