Health Approach for Deprived Communities

Kathmandu, Mar. 1: National Assembly (NA) Vice-Chair Urmila Aryal has emphasized to bring special programmes for the communities lacking access to healthcare services.

At a meeting of the National Concern and Coordination Committee, the NA Vice-Chair spoke it for the Dum in the Terai and the Raute communities.

Committee President Dil Kumari Rawal expressed her gratitude to the government for implementing the Committee’s suggestions during COVID-19 and dengue pandemic. While giving his presentation, health expert Dr. Sushil Baral highlighted the need of approach from the central to local level.

According to data presented in the meeting, there are more than 138,000 rural health clinics, over 16,500 vaccination centers and 6,743 health institutions at local levels in the country. Each of seven provinces has a federal hospital and an infectious disease hospital. Likewise, every province except Sudurpaschim has at least a health science academy.

There are 31,592 quotas of health workers in the government agencies across the country. Over 51,000 female community health volunteers have been mobilized at the community level across the country.

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