Bajura, October 19
Nick Simons Institute has started offering complex surgery facilities at the District Public Health Office, Bajura from today.
The organisation launched the services in coordination with the Ministry of Health. Far-western Regional Programme Coordinator at the Institute Prashanta Bikram Shahi said the DPHO organisation offers emergency parturition services and complex surgeries. “Our institute has a team of special doctors and health workers for these services,” said Shahi.
Shahi informed that the organisation carried out parturition services and surgical removal of hydrocele sacs from Wednesday. Besides these services, it will conduct surgeries for appendicitis, bone setting, and other surgeries from next month.
“Although our contract with the government stipulates that we provide these services until 2018, we will continue providing services in Bajura until the government manages MDGP doctors for the district,” the institute said.
The institute has been providing hospital cleansing and staff support programmes under the District Hospital Support programme in Bajura. “It also provides support in infrastructure development and training to health workers in the district,” said Dr Mohan Nat, chief of District Public Health Office, Bajura.
Although the district provided emergency parturition services earlier, it was stopped since June this year. A pregnant woman was airlifted to Nepalgunj from Kolti just a few days ago after she complained of labour for want of emergency parturition service in the district.
Locals in Bajura have been elated with the services provided in their home district. “With the service, hundreds of patients of the district, who were compelled to move to various cities for health services will get a great relief,” said Janak Bista, chairperson of District Health Management Committee.
Nick Simons Institute has provided health services at as many as 18 districts.
A version of this article appears in print on October 20, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.