Bhojpur, August 20
A ward in Bhojpur’s Temke Mauyung Rural Municipality has come up with a new rule according to which, expecting mothers are required to reach out to a birthing centre for delivery.
With the inauguration of a birthing centre in Lekharka yesterday, Temke Mauyum Rural Municipality Ward Number 9 has come up with the mandatory provision for women expecting babies.
Ward Number 9 Chairperson Ganesh Kumar Rai hoped the obligatory rule would get women into the habit of visiting birthing centres.
Meanwhile, inauguration of the birthing centre in the ward has relieved the locals here who otherwise would have had to either make a long haul elsewhere or bear babies at home.
The birthing centre came into operation with the joint initiative of One Heart World-wide, an INGO, and the ward office.
According to health workers, the new facility will help reduce risks that new mothers and their babies face. While the INGO provided Rs 250,000 for the facility, the ward office spent Rs 350,000 on it.
A version of this article appears in print on August 21, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.