Post-Natal Women deprived of allowance
The post-natal women of Bajhang district are deprived of allowances provided by the state from the last 11 months. The state is providing post-natal encouragement allowance to the women however they are deprived from this facility from the last 11 months.
They complained that they have not received the allowances from the last May. The state is providing allowance of Rs 3800 per month to the post-natal women for giving birth to a baby in hospital or birthing center however they have not received any allowance from almost one year.
“We have heard that we will get allowance after giving birth to a baby in a hospital. I gave a birth to a baby and already discharged however I have not received anything” said one of the patient’s husband Som Bahadur Thapa.
Dr Sandeep Akheda of District Public health office said that the problem started after the Health branch in Kathmandu failed to supply the amount.
The District Public health office said that there are about 535 women liable for the allowance since the last 11 months.
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