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Bajura new mothers deprived of nyanojhola

Himalayan News Service
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Bajura, May 26

Most of the new mothers in Bajura do not get nyano jhola (warm bags) which is provided by the government free of cost.

The new mothers and the newborns are deprived of this facility as health facilities in Bajura do not distribute such bags.

An auxiliary nursing midwife Madhu Shrestha said that as many as 89 new mothers were deprived of nyano jhola in the last one year at Budhinanda Municipality-based Pandusain Health Post.

Health coordinator at the municipality Jashi Luwar said the health facility could not offer nyano jhola to all the women.

“The office has received Rs 139,000 for Nyano Jhola Programme,” he said, adding that the office had bought and dispatched 139 sets of nyano jhola to the health facilities. He also said that they could not buy enough bags due to lack of money.

Similarly, as many as 132 new mothers did not get the nyano jhola in Kolti Primary Health Centre. Chief Dr Bijaya Shah at the health centre said that as many as 214 women visited the hospital for delivery services in this fiscal.

“We offered nyano jhola to 82 new mothers,” he added.  He said that they could not offer nyano jhola to other mothers after the municipality did not release sufficient budget for the same.

The government had launched Nyano Jhola Programme with the aim of protecting new mothers and their babies from infections.

A version of this article appears in print on May 27, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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