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Health insurance programme at local level

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR—The Health Insurance Programme has come into effect in all nine local governments of Kanchanpur.

As part of the government’s effort to ensure citizen’s equal access to health services, the Health Insurance Board has initiated the service at all local levels.

The health insurance programme that was initiated from Kailali four years ago is now being implemented in Kanchanpur as the 44th district, said Janak Saud, Far-West Province Coordinator of Health Insurance Board.

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The programme has been already operational in seven districts of the far-west except Doti and Dadeldhura.

Coordinator Saud further informed that orientation on health insurance is to be imparted soon for health workers serving at all local governments of Kanchanpur.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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