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Lack of electricity compels to execute delivery service in torchlight in Humla

19 April 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Recently, a problem with a delivery case was reported at the Health Post in the Humla district in absence of electricity.

The healthcare assistants here used the mobile phone torch lights or regular torch lights as a source of light during the delivery service of a local woman.

Remote villages in the Humla district have been living in almost dark in lack of electricity resulting in grave difficulty in rendering various public services, especially healthcare services.

The Hildum Distribution Centre supplying electricity from a local micro hydropower project in the locality has been imposing 17 to 18 hours of load shedding lately due to which there is a decline in electricity supply in the health post, informed the Chief of the Health Post, Dan Bahadur Bohora.

Bohora shared that a 20-year-old expecting mother was admitted to the health post on April 17 and her delivery process which went for nearly three hours was done using torch light.

To make the matter worse, the solar panel installed in the Health Post is also out of order affecting the delivery of healthcare services, grieved Bohora.

Patients and health service providers both are facing sheer difficulty due to a lack of smooth supply of electricity, he added.

Attending and cleaning newborns and new mothers with cold water is another risk facing the newborn and new mothers, explained Bohora.

Due to the increasing power outages in the Hildum hydropower project, health posts at Bargaun, Dadaphaya, and Syada are also facing a similar fate at present, it was said.


Publish Date : 19 April 2023 17:44 PM

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