KAHS to provide free treatment for uterine prolapse
January 16, 2018 04:00 AM NPT
By: DB Buda
JUMLA, Jan 16: Locals of various districts of the Karnali region are referred to hospitals in Surkhet, Nepalgunj and other districts even for minor infections. However, girls and women seeking treatment for uterine prolapse won't have to go anywhere for treatment as they can get it free in their districts. This is actually the result of increasing cases of uterine prolapse in the district.
Karnali Academy of Health Sciences and Teaching Hospital (KAHS) in coordination with the Regional Health Directorate, Surkhet, has announced to provide free treatment for uterine prolapse. This has elated a lot of women especially those living in the remote areas. As informed by Dharmaraj Gosain, director at KAHS, girls and woman from five districts of Kranali and neighboring Jajarkot will be benefited from this service. He further said that no woman in Karnali will have to lose her life due to uterine prolapse.
Earlier, women had to struggle with the prolapsed uterus in the lack of treatment and poverty. "Most of them cannot manage the cost of treatment and in case if they do, they cannot afford to go to well-equipped hospitals," said Gosain. As informed by the hospital authority, more than a dozen women have received free treatment for uterine prolapse so far.
KAHS has urged the women and girls of all villages of Jumla to come to the hospital by mid-July for free treatment of uterine prolapse. Director Gosain also said that the patients will be provided with transportation charge and free lunch.
A team of doctors from the teaching hospital will be heading for Jumla and other five districts soon before starting the campaign. They will be carrying all the necessary medicines and equipment along with them.
Health posts in each district have been informed about the treatment. Women in rural parts of Karnali have comparatively are more burdened with work than men. They are engaged in back-breaking work from an early age and continue doing so even during pregnancy and menstruation. "Giving birth at an early age, too much of workload and negligence towards health has caused uterine prolapse in many women here," said Gosain. This year, the team is aiming to provide this treatment to more than 100 such women.