Dhangadi, April 27 Sixty-five-year-old Lalmati Bohora of Bogatan Fudshil Rural Municipality, Doti, is living a healthy life after she got her uterus removed through surgery at a health camp organsied in Doti District Hospital, last year. Lalmati was suffering from uterus problems for the past 20 years. Seeing Lalmati’s improved health condition after the surgery, many women of her rural municipality reported to the health camp organised at Chhabarachautara of the rural municipality last week. Social Service Unit Chief at Kohalpur Medical College Ram Bahadur Malla said a large number of women reached the health camp for check-up this year. “Around 1,000 women suffering from uterus problems reached the health camp for check-up without any hesitation,” he informed. The health camp was organised with the support of Farwest Health Directorate and Kohalpur Medical College. Malla said as many as 11 women were advised to undergo uterus surgery. He informed that surgeries would be conducted free of cost at the health camp. A study shows that more than 20 per cent women in the Far-west are suffering from uterine prolapse, but many of them hide diseases related to their private parts fearing perceived stigma associated with the diseases. Acting Director at Far-west Health Directorate Ramesh Malashi said that early marriages, no gap between births and hard work during pregnancy and after delivery were the main reasons behind the increasing cases of uterine prolapse in Far-west and Karnali provinces. “Unsafe abortions have also created the problem,” he informed. According to the data with health directorate, around 9,000 women got their uterus examined at the health camps organised in different districts of the Far-west in this current fiscal. The directorate also informed that the women suffering from uterus problems were provided free surgery at Kohalpur Medical College and Dadeldhura Hospital.