Locals donate social security allowance to build health post

Rajbiraj, January 25

Keeping in view he telling effect of the lack of physical infrastructure on regular services delivered by the local health facility, locals of Saptari, Mainhasahashrawahu village development committee have donated their security allowances to support the health post’s bid to acquire its own building.

Mainhasahashrawahu Health Post has so far been operating from two rooms of the VDC building. According to VDC secretary Arjun Kumar Karki, security allowances for the entire fiscal year of 2015/16 meant for women, indigenous nationalities, Muslims, senior citizens and the disabled, among others, totaling up to 3.5 lakh rupees has been used for procurement of land for the health post.

“With that money we’ve bought a plot of land, for building a structure,” said Karki.

“As we require at least 7 kathha land of our own to qualify to receive the fund from the government to construct the building, we decided to urge the locals to help and they unanimously consented,” he added.

On his part, the health post chief Karichanda Sah bemoaned the difficulty they were facing in delivering service.

“Since the health post has been operating from just a couple of rooms, it’s been really difficult to operate from here,” he said, adding, “Though we realise the need to run a birthing centre as well keeping in view of the need to cater to a huge population here, we can’t do the same due to lack of rooms.”

DPHO Information Officer Chhedi Prasad Yadav praised the locals’ initiatives and informed that work on construction of a building in the newly procured land will soon commence.