Khungaki Devi Gharti of Baglung was happy to undergo heart treatment at the first ever free health camp in Burtiwang VDC. 2,952 people from 18 VDCs received free treatment and medicines at the event jointly organised by the district health administration, Dhulikhel Hospital and Swan Nepal .
Doctors had prescribed Gharti, a long time heart patient, a monthly dose of Benthazin injection, but she was unable to take the drug because of her financial status. On Saturday, not only did she get a free dose, but the district health office also promised to pay for her monthly treatment.
Along with 44 health personnel, eight doctors specialising in heart conditions, ENT, skin diseases, gynaecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology and dental problems were involved in the camp.
According to senior public health specialist Sagar Dahal, around 300 types of medicines were distributed to hundreds of women and children. The camp was especially beneficial for women suffering from uterine prolapse for a long time. The doctors operated on 38 women at the camp, while five patients who needed further medical attention were taken to Dhulikhel Hospital.