Kathmandu, October 15:

The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation (MDF-Nepal), supported by the Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, organised a day-long health camp yesterday at Jain Bhawan, Kamalpokhari.

Inaugurating the camp, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Pradeep Gwayali, highlighted the need of linking 3 million disabled people with socio-economic structures of development and taking them in consideration while formulating policies and programmes for their physical and mental capacity building. The aim of the camp is to provide knowledge and services on diagnosis, counselling and basic treatment to patients suffering from Muscular Dystrophies (MD).

“Our aim is also to enhance capacity building on basic physiotherapy as well as counseling skills of the parents of MD patients in Nepal whose service is vital for the betterment of their and other children living with the disease,” a press release stated. It said that over 60 patients benefitted from the camp.