Jajarkot, Feb 16 : The District Hospital here has found number of people suffering from heart problems. Medical officer at the Hospital, Bhupendra Prakash Malla, informed that 42 persons were founded suffering heart problems at a health camp conducted for a day in the district.
Among them, 24 with serious heart problems, have been referred to the Gangalal Heart Centre, Kathmandu for further treatment.
During the camp, a total of 842 persons had the heart checkup. Among them, 310 persons underwent echo and 450 the ECG test.
For lack of reliable health service, the people in the remote area are deprived of medicine.
“It is the first time so many people were referred to better health facility,” Dr Malla said, adding, “The check up here has shown that many people in Jajarkot are suffering heart problems.”
The people referred by the district hospital are provided free treatment at Gangalal Heart Centre, Kathmandu. Even an attendant of the patient is provided money for visiting the hospital. It is said the cost would managed by Jayanta Memorial Foundation.
Coordinator of District Coordination Committee, Man Bahadur Rawal, viewed that the camp was beneficial to the people deprived of health facilities. The people even from three days walk from district headquarters visited the health camp for treatment.
Many of them were found worsening health condition due to not having treatment on time, he added.