ROLPA, June 27: The Rolpa District Hospital, which is supposed to provide medical care to 200,000 residents of the district, has only 15 beds. District residents are aware of this shortcoming and have been demanding for improving the quality of service it provides by expanding its capacity and adding human resources for a long time now.
ROLPA, June 10: Former Maoist combatant Nirmala BK, who had been unresponsive for the past three years due to mental illness, has shown signs of improvement after her medical treatment was started last Thursday.
ROLPA, June 7: Thirty-two years old Nirmala BK, a former Maoist combatant also known as 'Sadhana', hailing from Tribeni Rural Municipality-5 of Rolpa, who has been suffering from mental health problems for years, has finally received medical treatment.
ROLPA, June 4: A teacher of Bhanu Basic School of Runtigadhi Rural Municipality-8 of Rolpa has been arrested on Monday afternoon on the charge of severely beating up schoolchildren and fracturing the forearms of five of them. A total of 14 students were injured in the beating by teacher Laxmi Pun, who had punished the students on May 26 for being late to the morning assembly.
ROLPA, May 12: Even though the number of child marriages is extensively high in Rolpa, very few cases of this ill-practice are reported to police. The government has criminalized child marriage, yet those practicing and encouraging child marriage are neither punished nor ostracized by the law enforcing agencies.
ROLPA, May 8: Even though the government has pledged free education up to the secondary level as child's fundamental right in the constitution, it does not provide financial resources to all community schools to pay teachers' salary and other resources a school needs.
ROLPA, May 4: In the last one decade, road networks across the country have remarkably expanded including in the high hills of Rolpa. Poor engineering or haphazard opening of tracks has been blamed for environmental hazards as well. Amid this, a local unit here in eastern Rolpa has decided to shift its focus from roads to education.
ROLPA, March 16: Runtighadi Development Conference was organized in Rolpa just a few days ago. As a result, another such function is on the way for the promotion of tourism and literature in the area. Local bodies of Rolpa with the support of other stakeholders are organizing the ‘Rashtriya Akshar Mahotsav’ this month. The two-day function will start on March 22.