The Ministry of Health and Population is all set to train female community health volunteers, youth volunteers, college students, and teachers for contact tracing of Covid-19 positive persons.

While the central level training for the same has already been completed, provincial level training is all set to kick off.

Health officers of all seven provinces will train their counterparts of the district level whereas the latter will train health workers serving at the local level.

Local level healthcare workers will then form at least three teams in every local unit comprising female community health volunteers, youth volunteers, teachers, and students and train them on the methods of contact tracing.

The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division has already trained more than 40 health officials to be deployed in the provinces as trainers.

As more people from the communities with no travel history are testing positive for coronavirus, the government’s move to provide training for contact tracing comes as a respite.

Similarly, the government has allocated Rs 380 million to all seven provinces for increasing the number of isolation beds while Health Ministry senior officials have been deployed to take account of the preparations and provide guidance on management of isolation facilities.

A total of 15,784 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Nepal as of Sunday evening with the total death toll standing at 34.