Safe maternity services reach rural settlements of Baglung
Tika Chhantyal, 45, of Tamankhola Rural Town Ward No. 6 in Baglung faced a lot of troubles while giving birth to her very first child at home. Her neighbour likewise died due to complications while giving birth in your home. Remembering her labour pain and problems, she used to encourage her neighbours to stay in […]
Tika Chhantyal, 45, of Tamankhola Rural Town Ward No. 6 in Baglung faced a lot of troubles while giving birth to her very first child at home. Her neighbour likewise died due to complications while giving birth in your home.
Remembering her labour pain and problems, she used to encourage her neighbours to stay in the bazaar location during the time of their child delivery, as the nearby health post was at least a day’s leave her town.
But the situation in Tamankhola has actually changed now. In the last two years, birthing centres have been developed in all six wards of the rural town.
” In the past, there were no maternity services offered in the rural areas. Just 3 of the six wards in the rural municipality had health posts,” stated Chhantyal. “We needed to reach Palpa Healthcare facility to get surgeries, as the Main Health Centre in Burtibang did not have that center.”
And now, the rural municipality has actually developed 5 neighborhood health systems with maternity services for pregnant and postpartum women in the backwoods.
Joklal Budha, chairman of the rural town, said, “We have selected 30 health workers through the internal financial investment of the rural town. Each of the birth centres has knowledgeable employees, consisting of two auxiliary nurse midwives and an assistant. We invest Rs 10 million for the management of health workers in the health facilities of the rural municipality every year.”
The health units have actually been developed in 5 locations of ward numbers 1, 4 and 6.
” The rural municipality had invested Rs 20 million for medical devices and physical facilities of the health units,” Budha stated.
Currently, pregnant and postpartum ladies can get maternity services in addition to a C-section facility in Burtibag.
Garima Harmel, the in-charge at Khunkhani Health Post, stated, “Practically all pregnant females in the regional unit have actually started giving birth in the birthing centre since last year. They have actually also begun frequently checking out health facilities for pregnancy and postpartum examinations. We only refer pregnant and postpartum ladies to Burtibang if their conditions are important.”
According to her, 32 women in the rural municipality securely gave birth to their infants in the last fiscal year.
” This year, we have actually already supplied services to 4 pregnant women. There are 17 others awaiting their shipment,” Harmel stated.
The rural town has developed three health systems in Narjakhani, Bhitriban and Patle that supply routine OPD services and carry out health examinations of pregnant and postpartum women.
” Nowadays, women can easily visit health facilities in the bazaar location if any problems emerge during their pregnancy. Narjakhani has been gotten in touch with roadway networks now,” stated Laxmi Chhantyal, chief at the Narjakhani Community Health System.
The rural municipality has likewise been working to end child marital relationship for the last three years. Kul Bahadur Chhantyal, a ward chairman of the rural town, said, “Really couple of cases of kid marital relationship have actually been reported in recent days. The rural town does not provide services to those families that wed off their children listed below the age of 20.”