Youths organise free health camp for malnourished Raku locals

Kathmandu, December 17

A group of Nepali youths organised a health camp in Raku, a remote, far-flung village in Kalikot for the residents suffering from malnutrition and a host of health problems.

Mission Better Nepal – a voluntary movement of Nepali youths – distributed medicine, food commodities and clothes to the poverty stricken villagers at the camp organised in collaboration with the village health centre.

During the camp, 250 villagers were examined while rehabilitation packages were distributed among 40 households.

Campaigner Santosh Singh Thapa shared. “Besides malnutrition, the villagers also have complaints of asthma, uterine prolapse, skin disease and piles,” Thapa said, adding “Bearing many children in expectation of sons, smoking and lack of awareness are some of the causes of these conditions.”

Co-convener of the campaign Rabin Khatiwada expressed his team’s commitment to the project. “We will visit again with more doctors ,” he asserted.

The visiting campaigners also held awareness and motivational programmes at a few locations in Surkhet and Dang.