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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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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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