Emergency fund to be set up for pregnant women

Ramechhap, April 8

With the help of United Nations Children’s Fund, the government has decided to establish an Emergency Delivery Care Mobile Fund at four different places in Ramechhap.

The fund is being establish with an aim of helping poor and underprivileged new mothers in the district. The fund will be operated at Bamti of Umakunda Rural Municipality, Okherani of Ramechhap Municipality, Doramba of Doramba Rural Municipality and District Hospital, Ramechhap.

“The fund will be operated with Rs 50, 000 in the beginning,” Dr Prakash Shah, Chief at District Health. Shah said the fund would be increased with the help of different donor agencies in future.

Dr Shah said different governments and non-government organisations were requested for the support to increase the fund. He said that the support would be helpful to the poor women in the district. Dr Shah informed that the fund was established after pregnant and new mothers could not afford a ride the ambulance to reach the hospital due to the lack of money.

It is said that the fund would be operated from account of Health Management Committee of Health Centre. The health management committee has decided to offer the amount to the pregnant and new mothers to reach the health facility and for the further treatment.