I was rushed to cowshed instead of birthing centre after the labor pain started. It was common practice to deliver baby in cowshed as there was no any health post including birthing centre and skilled manpower as well. It was so frightening, I delivered baby putting life in risk.” said Munsari.
Dolpa is the remote mountain district with limited access to education, transportation and basic health facilities. Sun, one of secluded VDC can be reached after six hours walk from district headquarter Dunai. Pregnant women like Munsari have met their tragic end on the way while rushing them to district hospital by carrying in “doko”. Luckily, some of them would come back to home delivering on the way. There is no health post, AHW, nurse and adequate medicines.
Birthing centre has been constructed in Sun VDC from the technical support of KIRDARC and financial support of Plan. Now life had changed. This time I’m not afraid because birthing centre is constructed for safe delivery that has brought happiness among us. Hope we will get safe delivery service very soon, said sari Munsari.