Health post in remote Kharpunath Rural Municipality in Humla struggling without medicines

Published On: November 7, 2021 01:33 PM NPT By: Republica

SIMKOT, Nov 7: The Lali Health Post at Kharpunath Rural Municipality-1 in the mountainous Humla district is reeling under lack of the medicines which are supposed to be provided by the government for free. 

As a result, patients visiting the health post have suffered. Many children and elderly people, in particular, have been suffering from viral fever, said a local resident Birjan Shahi. "Health workers at the health facility have returned patients empty-handed without any medicines," he said. The matter has become worse for the local people as another health facility nearby is an hour's walk from the rural municipality. 

The health post receives 15 to 20 patients on a daily basis, according to health workers.

(With inputs from RSS)

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