Number of women visiting hospitals for delivery up in Lamjung

LAMJUNG: More women in Lamjung district are visiting hospitals for delivery, of late.

According to the District Health Office (DHO), scores of women have started to visit hospitals for delivery with the increase in health awareness.

Satish Bista, a DHO official, informed that people now realised that safe delivery of babies can only be carried out at health facilities.

This year only, as many as 1,791 women have delivered their babies at hospitals, according to the DHO data.

There are 26 birthing centres in the district.

The government decision about providing allowance for delivering a baby at hospitals has also increased the numbers.