Free medical camp

KATHMANDU: Orchid Garden Nepal and KIST Medical College organised a free medical check-up for poor families here on Saturday. Six doctors carried out the dental, gynaecological, paediatric and general check-ups on 436 persons during the function organised to mark the second anniversary of Orchid Garden Nepal. Medicines were distributed to the poor for free, the organisers said. — HNS

Anti-filariasis drive

Lalitpur: The Lalitpur District Public Health Office had launched a campaign to control filariasis. Senior officer at the DPHO Rishi Ram Lamichane said they had launched a door-to-door campaign to provide medicine for filariasis. The DPHO aims to provide medicine to all people above two years of age in Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City and in 41 VDCs of the district by November 15. To conduct the programme, the DPHO has mobilised 1,240 volunteers. This is reportedly the first time such programme has been launched in Lalitpur. It may be noted that the government aims to eradicate the disease by 2015. — RSS

Call for consensus

BHAKTAPUR: Former CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal on Saturday said political parties should move ahead on the basis of national consensus. Nepal said this after inaugurating a health camp jointly organised by the Democratic National Youth Federation and the Youth Force, both affiliated to the CPN-UML. Education, health and employment should be ensured as fundamental rights, Nepal said. He said that the time has come now to solve the problems of landless and squatters. — RSS

Bishnumati clean-up

KATHMANDU: With a view to peserve the Bishnumati River, a clean-up campaign was kicked off on Saturday. Organised by the High-power Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, the cleaning drive has begun from Bagmati Bridge in Balaju. According to the organiser, officials of the committee, police personnel and locals are participating in the clean-up campaign. — RSS