Our foundation “Jhalanath Khanal Health Science Foundation Nepal (JKHSFN)” was established on 5-May 2015. It is a non-profit, non-governmental institution. It was set up to foster sustainable community health development through people’s participation along with the patron ship of Great leader and former Prime Minister Mr. Jhalanath Khanal. The basic philosophy of the Institute is to create awareness and promote understanding of the dynamics of the health development process by empowering the governmental and local community and providing different technical support.
Vision: To develop as a self-governing, self-reliant and prestigious Health Sciences institute for promoting quality health services specially through research and developing replicable and sustainable models of treatment against snake bites to the needs of both individuals and the community living in urban as well as rural areas. Mission: The main mission of Institute is to promote and strengthen the holistic health care system including treatment of snakebite at Nepal by generating Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulin and providing training, awareness, research and education to the urban and rural community based on equity and justice
Besides this, we are being focused on overcoming the current pandemic situation of COVID-19 especially in province 2, Nepal. It can be considered backward in many aspects. The province has the lowest literacy rate in the country with just 41.9 percent of its population literate. It also has a high child mortality rate with 58 in every 1,000 children dying within the age of five. About 40 percent of households in the province are still deprived of electricity while over 70 percent of households do not have a toilet
Covid-19 cases in Province 2, Nepal
As of 6th May 2021, Province 2 has a record of 25,801 cases in which 20,728 are male and 5,073 are female cases. In Province 2, 26% of those in hospital need intensive care.
Oxygen plant Status
Only Five hospitals (Gajendra Narayan Hospital, National Medical College, Provinical Hospital Janakpur, Narayani Hospital, and Janaki Medical College) have capacity to provide oxygen in Province 2. These five hospitals have altogether 577 COVID -19 designated beds and 14 ventilators for COVID-19 patients. Province 2 does not have a single oxygen plant. Total oxygen requirement per day for all beds is 992 cylinders but only around 117 oxygen cylinders and 21 oxygen concentrators are available. So, there is demand for 875 cylinders as of Jan 2021. Moreover, two hospitals are facilitated with piped oxygen at least for some beds.
Therefore, this data clearly states the demand of oxygen cylinders and proper health facilities in province 2. Our foundation has made provision for land and building and we are r oxygen plant with high production capacity and Personal protective Kit to fulfill the demand.
Many government hospitals in the country either do not produce enough oxygen or often have to rely on import from India. With your help, we have an opportunity to change such dependency. Thus, our organization .Jhalanath Khanal foundation is aiming to raise funds to help construct such plant in province two of Nepal and create self-sustainable oxygen supplies. Thank you in advance for being part of good cause like building Oxygen Plants in Nepal.