Strengthening government capacities to respond to the COVID-19 for the migrant in Nepal project support to manage the 20 quarantine centers of the respective municipality of Rautahat district according to quarantine guidelines developed by MoHP. It was based on the immediate need of quarantine center specially focus on Water sanitation and Hygiene related issues. The schools, campuses, Madrassa and other accommodating facilities across the district and bordering municipalities were managed as quarantine centers. Minimum of 14 days quarantine was made mandatory for the migrant people returned from India or foreign countries. There was no adequate WASH and Hygiene facilities available at most of the quarantine centers. Therefore, this project supported to manage temporary latrine with bath cubicles for women and contactless handwashing station for upgrading the hygiene status of quarantine centers. Hygiene kit for all people staying at quarantine centers and dignity kit only for women has been arranged also together with other hygiene materials like floor cleaner, water purifier, bucket, mug and hand washing materials also supported to needy quarantine centers.
- Ensure migrants workers are able to meet their basic lifesaving immediate needs and safely treated at the quarantine centers.
- People in quarantine centers have safe and dignified treatment
- People access to wash facilities has been improved with safe water to drink, sanitation/cleaning and personal hygiene items.
- The beneficiaries are well informed about COVID-19, GBV, hygiene practices further controlling further spread of COVID-19 and have sense of protection during their stay in the quarantine centers
- 15th June to 31 July 2020 (45 Days).
- Rajpur, Paroha, Ishnath and Dewahi Gonahi Municipalities and Across the Rautahat district
- The migrant peoples staying at quarantine centers returned from India and foreign country.
- Awareness sharing through IEC materials like Flex banners, Radio jingles etc.
- 20 temporary latrines with bathing cubicles constructed at quarantine centers
- 32 contactless hand washing station installed in quarantine centers
- 2283 persons in quarantine centers received sets of hygiene kit directly whereas 1117 Hygiene kits has handed over to respective municipalities. Total 3400 Hygiene kits has distributed to people staying at different quarantine centers of Rautahat District.
- 132 women and adolescence girls received sets of dignity kit for menstrual hygiene management
- 150 frontline health workers received personal protective equipment (PPE set)
- 20 quarantine centers supported to maintain safe, hygiene and healthy environment for the migrant returnees through providing Set of other WASH materials including Bucket-2, Mug-2, Floor cleaner-2, Piyush 240 ml-25.
- Persons are well aware COVID-19 prevention, GBV notice, hygiene practices to control further spread of COVID-19 and have sense of protection though radio jingles, postures and information sharing,
- Final Progress of project shared with stakeholders through meeting.
- Risk of COVID-19 transmission during working and visiting in quarantine centers.
- Mason and labors hesitate to work at quarantine centers.
- Scarcity of WASH material due to lock down and curfew.
- Restriction of people’s movement due to lock down and curfew.
- Continue raining during project period and road bad condition affects the time schedule.
- Need to work on temporary latrine model, we have to prepare more options rather than fixed one (i.e., Folding type temporary latrine model is more appropriate than construction type during monsoon season)
- Need to manage nutrition support for children and lactating women together with hygiene support.
- Need to conform water supply facility before selection of quarantine center because of the scarcity of water affects whole hygiene situation of quarantine centers and proper utilization of temporary latrines, Bathing cubicles and contactless hand washing station.