Wagga paramedic trekking through Nepal to help treat residents in remote villages

A selfless Wagga man is using his annual leave to help Nepal’s most needy.

GOOD TREK: Wagga paramedic Steven Trood will be helping the needy next month on a trek in Nepal. Picture: Les Smith

GOOD TREK: Wagga paramedic Steven Trood will be helping the needy next month on a trek in Nepal. Picture: Les Smith

While it is usually part of his job, paramedic Steven Trood will donate his own time to treat those less fortunate in remote regions of the disaster-stricken country.

And he’s doing it out of his own pocket.

“We’ll trek up to eight hours a day and setting up a tent to treat people the following day,” Mr Trood said. 

“I wanted to go over after the earthquakes hit, but the country was inundated with help straight after.”

Mr Trood thinks going over now will be of more benefit as the initial aid from the double disaster has dropped off.

He will head to the Asian country for the trek on October 19. He and other health professionals will be supplying medical aid to remote villages in regions north-west of Kathmandu.

Trekt Himalaya has been running Medical Trek Nepal in 2012 and has helped more than 20,000 people.

To support Mr Trood in his quest for medical supplies, go to gofundme.com/f72af72azf7w.