LAMJUNG — The District Hospital Lamjung has postponed the ‘Nyano Jhola’ (warm bag) Programme for lack of budget.
The hospital has postponed the programme for the past four months as the budget allocated from the District Public Health Office has gone to the local levels.
The new moms and infants are affected after the postponement of the programme. However, the repeated pleas made by the hospital to the local level were not heard, shared the hospital officials.
Administrative Chief of the District Hospital Yubraj Devkota termed it as an unfortunate act adding that the number of women visiting the health institutions for delivery has increased.
The hospital was providing Rs 1400 and a warm bag with some warm clothes to the women after their pregnancy.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.