Doc aims to reach more rural patients

Bajura, April 14

District Health Office, Bajura Chief Dr Rup Chandra BK has been visiting different health posts at least twice a week with the view to providing health care to more patients.

Many rural areas in various districts across the country do not have enough doctors or health care facilities. Dr BK decided to attend patients at least twice a week so that more people can have access to health care.

He has visited nine health facilities in the district in the past one month. He has visited Kolti, Wai, Sappata, Barhabisha, Jugaha, Aatichaour and Kotila health centres, among others.

According to In-charge at Budhinanda Municipality-based Rawal Debalsain Health Post, Kul Bahadur, no other district health chief had personally extended health services to patients before this.

Dr BK said, “I have managed my schedule with the aim of extending health services to people that have been deprived of health services. Doctors usually avoid staying in rural areas due to lack of basic amenities. But, I want to reach the rural folks.” BK said he was also planning to manage doctors thrice a week for remote Tate Health Post. Bajura has one District Public Health Office, one primary health care centre and 26 health posts whereas community health unit centres have been set up in areas that do not have health posts.

There are five doctors, including a specialist, currently serving at the District Public Health Office, Bajura while the Kolti Primary Health Centre has only one doctor.