Model health post in far-flung Bajura

Bajura, December 5

Tate Health Post in far-flung Budhiganga Municipality has been developed as a model health facility in the district of Bajura.

According to District Public Health Office, Bajura, established in 1963, Tate Health Post has been providing health services on a par with a Primary Health Centre. Emergency blood transfusion, X-ray, emergency and laboratory, are among the services provided by the health post, according to DPHO Officer Ramesh Kunwar. “Self-managed Tate Health Post has extended the best service in mountain and hill districts,” added Kunwar.

It provides services such as ambulance, determinants of voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) centre,

optical coherence tomography besides parturition, said health post In-charge Deepak Sah. He added that services beyond the state-provided facilities were also managed from various sources.

Every year the health post runs eye check-up camp in coordination with Dhangadi-based Geta Hospital. Patients from most parts of the district, including Tribeni Municipality, Chhededaha Rural Municipality and Budhiganga Municipality, among other locations, visit the health post as quality and diverse services were provided by the health post. More than 50 patients visit the health post daily.

DPHO Bajura Chief Dr Rup Chandra BK said Tate Health Post provided quality and varied health services. Immunisation, parturition and emergency services are some of the noted services of the health post, according to BK.

Sanitation at the health post also is highly laudable, said Bharat Thapa, chair of Budhiganga Municipality Ward No 9, adding, other health facilities had a lot to learn from Tate Health Post. The laboratory of the health post conducts blood test and HIV test, among others. “We have provided best quality services from the laboratory. If necessary we are committed to provide services 24-hours,” said technician Khadga Bista.