By Our correspondent,Bharatpur, Dec. 7: Bharatpur Metropolitan City launched the Mayor Health Programme in Communities on Wednesday.
Under the programme, health check-up services will be provided to all citizens aged over 68 years living in the metropolis by reaching their homes.
The campaign was launched from Bharatpur 24 on Wednesday by handing over health examination materials to health workers along with the health examination of 72-year-old Tikaram Bhattarai, a local.
Inaugurating the programme, Mayor Renu Dahal said that the test work has started with the community as part of the Mayor Health Programme in Communities endorsed by the 13th Municipal Assembly of the metropolis.
She also said that the campaign was started so that the citizens of the metropolis would not be deprived of general health treatment. Within this programme, additional treatment of patients who have more problems will be done at the primary health posts in Shivanagar and Sharadanagar, Mayor Dahal said.
One hundred health workers will be mobilised with mobile vans and medicines under the programme.
Under the campaign, health workers will go door to door and provide health services to senior citizens and the disabled. This campaign will be continued by collecting the data of patients with non-communicable diseases.
In the first phase, this programme will be implemented in 14 wards of the metropolis. Mayor Dahal also informed that the programme of the first phase would be conducted for 25 days. The programme of the next phase will be conducted in the remaining 15 wards. According to her, health camps will also be conducted to solve the problems of the people.
The programme aims to reach all the wards of the municipality and understand the health problems of respected senior citizens and treat them at home or refer them to a hospital and provide free treatment.
For the campaign, the metropolis has appointed Dr. Bhojraj Adhikari as a health expert.
Bharatpur Metropolitan City has been providing free OPD tickets for all women who visit Bharatpur Hospital for treatment. Similarly, the metropolis has been providing free ambulance service for child delivery service from any place within the city to the hospital. There are 40 health treatment centres including primary health posts, health centres, basic health centres, city health centres and Ayurveda health centres within Bharatpur Metropolitan City.
According to the 2021 census, there are 25,000 senior citizens aged above 68 in the metropolis, which has a population of 369,268.