Hundreds throng free health camp in Bajura

Bajura, April 1

A week-long free health camp has been providing health care services, including surgery for bone, joints and neuro-diseases, in Martadi-based District Health Office of Bajura.

According to Chief of the DHO Dr Rup Chandra Bishwokarma, the free health camp has been launched with support from Nepal Orthopedic Hospital Jorpati, Kathmandu, Bajura DHO, Nepal Red-cross Society Bajura branch and Bajura Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Coordinator of the health camp as well as officer at the district hospital Saroj Satyal said though the team targeted to provide health services to 1,600 patients and carry out surgery of at least 70 patients at the camp, they received more number of patients than expected.

The health camp was launched in March 27 and will conclude on April 2. Satyal informed that a team of health workers led by Orthopaedic Surgeon Yubraj Kharel and 16 experts has been treating patients at the camp.

District Red-cross Society Bajura branch minister Ram Bahadur Shahi said patients suffering from different diseases benefited from the free health camp, which is being organised first time in the district.

“The camp has undoubtedly helped patients from poor financial background,” he said.

Satyal added that the district hospital organised two health camps every year.

“Though the previous health camps were not free of cost, they were service oriented,” he added.