KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started providing free health services to its sanitation workers, twice a week, since last month.

Rabin Man Shrestha, chief of the environment department, KMC, said that free health services were availed at Chhetrapati Nishulka Clinic and KMC had allocated Rs 200,000 for the said purpose.

“We are providing free health check-up to 1,300 sanitation workers of KMC on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3 pm on,” said Shrestha. The workers, however, have to get the medicines by themselves, he added.

Unfortunately, the service was not provided for sanitation workers affiliated to private firms, he informed.

Meanwhile, Shrestha also disclosed that there was a provision of accident insurance worth Rs 1 million and health insurance worth Rs 125,000 for the sanitation workers of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.