Update from Laxmi...
Came to know that in this area Nepali congress two powerful leaders, Mr. Arjun Narsingh KC's ancestor house is situated and Mr. Ram Saran Mahat, present Finance Minister is elected in the last election. BUT wonder WHY this area is so much backward like Karnali region of Nepal.
In our last visit on 12 May we noticed that from the old birthing tent water was dribbling because it was torn, therefore HAND team members, Brian Smith and Curtis decided to replace it with new birth tent. Thus accordingly we went there again on 29 May along with other team members of HAND, namely Tendi Sherpa, Amber Shields, Robin, Eric and else to distribute food items and set up birthing tent.
Two birthing tents set up and given clear instruction to the health workers, Incharge and Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife and Health Facility Management Committee's members including villagers for its proper use and protect it. I informed them that Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) will monitor and make follow up time-to-time to ensure its proper use and also support them accordingly in whatever way possible in the days to come.
Also, demand for supplies and equipments are collected by Amber Shields from Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife to provide quality midwifery/maternity care and in MIDSON members next visit it will be supplied. We discussed and planned with health workers, villagers and health facility management committee's members to make this birthing centre as a model in serving rural and remote needy women of 3 Village Development Committees, Rautbesi, Gaukharka and Betini
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