Mohattari, September 14
Flood-affected people, mainly pregnant, new mothers, women of reproductive age and nursing mothers, have benefited from reproductive health camps in Mahottari.
According to District Public Health Officer Dr Nagendra Prasad Yadav, DPHO had set up four camps, each lasting for two days, in four places of the district.
Around 800 people, mainly pregnant, nursing mothers, girls and women of reproductive age benefited from the camps. The last camp was set up in Pashupatinagar of Mahottari a week ago.
DPHO with support from the United Nations Population Fund had organised the camps. Services like general health check-up, pregnancy, ante-natal, post-natal, neo-natal, family planning as well as health education, psychosocial counseling, an adolescent-friendly information corners were offered.
DPHO and UNFPA also delivered reproductive health kits to health facilities affected by the floods in the district.
Advocacy and Communication Officer at UNFPA Santosh Chhetri said 24 similar camps were organised for flood-affected people in Rautahat, Sarlahi, Sunsari and Saptari districts.The floods in Mahottari had completely destroyed 2,084 houses, 5,599 houses were partially damaged and a total of 75,200 people were affected.
A version of this article appears in print on September 15, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.