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20% health facilities in Nepal has no drinking water and toilet facilities

20% health facilities in Nepal has no drinking water and toilet facilities

Kathmandu, January 31
Of the total health facilities across the country, around 20 per cent of the health facilities in Nepal lack drinking water facility and toilet for service-seekers, a survey shows.
Report of the Nepal Health Facility Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2015 was unveiled amid a programme here on Monday by Director of the Division of Population Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Dipendra Raman Singh.
The survey carried out in a total of 962 health institutes also covered the areas related to protocol of examining of patience, counseling on family planning, pregnancy services and childhood disease, according to the Ministry.
The report also brought to fore the reality checks on the ineffective administration of several health facilities where more than 50 per cent of the surveyed health institutions did not have regular power supply system and only 20 of them had communication tools.
One out of 10 health institutions had basic facilities available for service seekers, the report stated. Ironically, the report exposes that some of the health institutions did not have basic equipments like thermometers and essential drugs. RSS

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