17 Dec, Kathmandu-A group of Nepali youths organized a health camp in Raku, which is one of the remotest villages of Kalikot, suffering from malnutrition and a host of health problems.
Mission Better Nepal – a voluntary movement of Nepali youths – provided medicines, food commodities and clothes to the stricken villagers through the camp organized 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 this.”
Co-convener of the campaign, Rabin Khatiwada, said the organization has launched ‘Mission Better Kalikot’ as a long-term mission to address malnutrition in Kalikot. “We will visit again and again with more resources and doctors,” he asserted.
The visiting campaigners also held awareness and motivational programmes at a few locations in Surkhet and Dang. RSS