Free health camp proves to be a boon for elderly people in Sankhuwasabha1,400 people benefited from the two-day camp organised by Chichila Rural Municipality and Nobel Hospital.
“I can no longer travel to the headquarters to get treatment. So I am making do with the medicine available at the health post. Free health camps at our village are really beneficial for us,” Gurung said at the sidelines of a camp put together by the Chichila Rural Municipality in coordination with Biratnagar-based Nobel Hospital.
It is at these health camps that people like Gurung open up about their diseases with specified doctors and receive medicines. The two-day camp saw 1,400 people. According to Ward Chair Pasang Sherpa, the rural municipality launched a free transport facility for all people seeking treatment at the camp.
“There are many people in the local unit who can’t afford to come to the headquarters for treatment—for financial or physical reasons,” Sherpa said. “The free camp was organised to serve those people.”
The camp provided treatment for 14 different ailments—from cardio-vascular diseases to mental diseases. According to Sherpa, those people whose treatment was not possible at the camp would be transported to Biratnagar for further treatment.
“There are many people in the local unit who have had to live with their ailments even though they are easily treatable,” Sherpa said. “The camp has proved to be boon for them.”