JUMLA, Jan 16: When Krishna Bahadur Shahi of Kalikakhetu heard the news that the Primary Health Center in his locality will be conducting ambulance service, his happiness knew no bounds. He said, “Now, no one will have to lose their life due to lack of timely cure and treatment services.”
JUMLA, Jan 11: Just over a year ago, it was very difficult for locals of Jumla district to get Out Patient Department (OPD) service in hospitals after 1 pm. But the situation has changed for better as they now get the service way beyond the previous deadline.
JUMLA, Jan 2: With health workers hitting streets with several demands, locals in Jumla have been deprived of health facilities since the last few days. After the health workers of District Health Office staged demonstration demanding 'high pay and perks' among others, health institutions across the district have been affected.
JUMLA, Dec 28: Rice depots in Jumlakot and Dhapa of Jumla district have been left without rice for over a decade. Although such depots were established to ease supply of rice to the locals, they are forced to buy rice at more expensive rate from the market in lack of functional depots.
JUMLA, Dec 24: The District Education Committee – Jumla has taken a 15-point decision on principle level for effective implementation of the affordable, cost free and mandatory education policy along with plans for educational reform and quality enhancement.
They still talk about Jumla’s first public vehicle and laugh about how some of their own people placed grass near the new vehicles hoping to feed it. They don’t deny these embarrassing accounts but actually embrace their history and reputation of being a severely deprived region in hopes to reinvent themselves.
JUMLA, Oct 19: Dalli Dangi of Khalanga never had the privilege to go to school. Informal education classes did not ever come her way either. Towards her twilight years now, Dangi however has learnt to read and write, thanks to the access to mobile phones and internet services in this remote district.
JUMLA, Aug 31: Last year, Rama Bhandari, a local of Patmara VDC in Jumla district, produced 900 kg of apples and earned Rs 450,000. That money enabled her to pay for her children's education and purchase kitchen necessities like salt and oil throughout the year.
JUMLA, Aug 13: Division Cooperative Office in Jumla has remained without a chief since the last five months. Absence of the head at the cooperative office has impacted development activities related to cooperatives in the entire Karnali zone.
JUMLA, June 20: Just a week left and there’s lot to do. Locals in Jumla are in hurry day and night to finish ‘development task’ by June 28 after the administration informed that budget for any work completed after the date would not be availed.