Many hiding maladies: Province 7 governor

Dhangadi, June 4

Province 7 Governor Mohan Raj Malla today said that a large chunk of the population was living with infirmity hiding various diseases they were suffering from due to lack of awareness related to health.

Speaking at the Far-western Community Ear Treatment Centre that came into operation with the initiatives of Impact Nepal in Attariya of Kailali today, Governor Malla urged the public not to hide their illness.

“A large number of people of the region have been suffering from serious illness due to lack of health education. A simple ailment grows chronic due to lack of timely treatment,” said Malla. He also urged health workers to disseminate awareness about the causes and curative measures of problems related to the ear.

Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City mayor Nrip Bahadur Budd underscored the need to keep the ear healthy as it was a sensitive organ. “And we are ready to extend necessary support to make the programme highly effective,” he said.

Impact Nepal Senior Programme Director Birendra Kumar Singh said that only a handful of patients would approach the health facility for ear treatment though a large number of people were suffering from ear problems.

Among the 54,000 people of Kailali, Kanchanpur, Doti and Dadeldhura districts, who underwent ear test, 0.07 per cent populace was found suffering from ear-related problems.

The check up was conducted at the provincial level ear treatment centre. Governor Malla, Mayor Budd and Deputy Mayor Sushila Mishra Bhatta had their ears tested on the occasion.