KATHMANDU, April 16: The Ministry of Health has decided to celebrate the Nepali year 2075 BS and upcoming year as years for a special campaign for safe motherhood.
Minister of State for Health, Padma Aryal, announced the commencement of the campaign on the occasion of the fifth National Safe Motherhood Day-2075 BS, here today.
Speaking at a programme at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), the Minister of State said the government had introduced plans and policies to observe the campaign for consecutive two years. The campaign shall be implemented in four phases.
According to her, the government sets a target of establishing a safe motherhood fund at every local level for the use during emergency maternity services. Screening of cervical and breast cancer from all heath facilities, public awareness on safe motherhood along with the participation of adolescents, essay writing and debate competition on the safe motherhood topic and girls' education on menstrual health and hygiene, and nationwide distribution of sanitary pads are the parts of the campaign.
Women's capacity enhancement issues shall also be highlighted during the campaign.
On the occasion, the Minister of State honoured five new mothers in the hospital. RSS