Annapurna post free medical camp : 500 patients get treatment

Banke, August 11:

A two-day free health camp organised for the flood victims by Annapurna Post started today at the Phattepur health post in Banke district.

The flood victims of Phattepur are suffering from malaria, dysentery, pneumonia, skin diseases and fever. Over 500 patients availed themselves of medical treatment today.

A team of a dozen health workers and volunteers led by Dr Kuber Regmi of Nepalgunj Medical College (NMC) attended to the patients, most of them women and children.

Most of the patients are suffering from fever, typhoid and skin diseases, Dr Regmi said. As a patient was suspected of suffering from high malaria, his blood sample was sent to the Banke District Public Health Office (DPHO) for test.

In-charge of the Phattepur Health Post Saroj Mishra said, “Over 50 patients visit the health post daily.”

Chief of the epidemic control section at the DPHO Ram Bahadur Chand urged Annapurna Post to take initiatives, saying locals of Baijapur VDC have demanded that such free camps be organised in their village as well.

Everest Bank Limited, NCCI, the DPHO Banke and the NMC have supported the camp. Bijaya Gupta of the NMC also said that such camps should be organised in Gangapur VDC as well.