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Safe maternity service including surgery in the village

2022 Jul 11, 10:04, Sindupalchwok

Obligation to take pregnant women to Dhulikhel, Kathmandu for safe delivery including surgery in abnormal conditions has come to an end. The locals of the Sindhupalchowk Melamchi area are happy that the obligation to go to the hospital up to Kathmandu at the cost of lakhs has been removed after the free maternity service including complex surgery was launched in their village.

The Melamchi Municipality has upgraded the primary health centre, which used to provide general health treatment services, to a 15-bed municipal hospital. Chief Administrative Officer of Melamchi Municipality Amrit Kumar Dhital informed that the obligation to go elsewhere for free maternity services including surgery, trauma centre, pharmacy, dental service, eye treatment service, oxygen production plant and other services is removed.

Dev Magar of Indravati village, Melamchi, is happy to have his wife receiving safe and free maternity services including surgery. In the past, when both the mother and the baby were at risk due to abnormal pregnancy, they had to be taken to Dhulikhel and Kathmandu for safe delivery. It was difficult for the locals in remote areas to afford the expensive hospital treatment in the city. Anjali Magar of Indravati village says that the pregnant women have been relieved after receiving complex maternity services at their place with the involvement of a specialist doctor.

With the expansion of various services and the introduction of free maternity services including complex surgeries, the pressure to get safe maternity services in hospitals has increased. Therefore, there is a lack of manpower, physical infrastructure, financial administration and other areas for quality services, said Dr Damodar Poudel, Chief of Melamchi Municipal Hospital.

Melamchi Municipality is the main centre of Panchpokhari, Helambu and Indravati villages has made it easier for the citizens of remote areas of Melamchi and other municipalities to get health services after the operation of the hospital and necessary services of surgeons and specialists.


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