Category Archives: Public Health Activities

Public Health Activities of District Public Health Office.

Homeopathic Service Extended

Nov 10, 2011, Biratnagar. Nepal Homeopathic Association has extended its services by opening OPD services at Biratnagar-17. In an opening ceremony chaired by Dr. Jeewan Prakash, chief guest or DPHO Nawaraj Subba opened OPD services. Dr Raman Prasad Yadav welcomed to all participants and Dr Ravi Prakash and Dr Shrawan Kumar Yadav highlighted about Homeopathic services.

समुदायमा होमियोपैथिक सेवा विस्तार । कार्तिक २४, २०६८ विराटनगर । विराटनगर– १७ भेटनरी चौकमा होमियोपैथिक सेवा विस्तार भएको छ । नेपाल होमियोपैथिक चिकित्सक संघद्वारा संचालित ओ.पि.डी. सेवाको प्रारम्भ एक समारोहमा गरियो । संघका अध्यक्ष डा. जीवन प्रकाशको अध्यक्षतामा सम्पन्न सम्द्घाटन समारोहका प्रमुख अतिथि तथा जिल्ला जनस्वास्थ्य कार्यालय मोरङका प्रमुख नवराज सुब्बाले ओ.पि.डि सेवाको उद्घाटन गर्नुभयो । कार्यक्रममा डा. रमनप्रसाद गुप्ताले स्वागतमन्तव्य, डा. रविप्रकाश, डा. श्रवणकुमार यादव लगायतले होमियोपैथिक चिकित्सा सेवाबारे प्रकाश पार्नुभएको थियो । सोही अवसरमा होमियापैथिक चिकित्सा सेवामा महत्वपूर्ण योगदान गर्ने तीनजनालाई सम्मानपत्र प्रदान गरिएको छ ।

 

10 Suicides in Letang during a Year

Mental Health problem is a serious Public Health issue in Letang VDC, Morang. There are 10 suicides committed in Letang during year of 2068 reported by Letang Primary Health Care Centre. Most cases are adolescent girls with stress and having love affairs and other age groups are of alcohol and drug addicted, chronic diseases and stress. However, the trend of suicide is decreasing year by year, which was at peak level during conflict. DPHO Morang is working for mental health in Letang and other VDCs in collaboration with CMC.

Disagree with the Evaluation Process

All focal persons expressed disagree on the currently published ‘Programme Performance Evaluation (FY 2066/67)’ of MoHP. Today in a meeting held at DPHO Morang, supervisors said the evaluation process is unscientific and biased.

HMIS focal person showed the pieces of evidence that they have sent all reports by e-mail in time except one month (1 day late in Kartik due to Tihar festival) but MoHP has given marks 2.5 out of 5 for Morang district. It is notable that the evaluation has given weight (20%) solely on recording and reporting which has encouraged districts to make good reporting rather than good coverage and access to the programmes.

The responsible division says as its limitation, however, evaluation is failing to show the real picture of districts due to the paper dependent evaluation process. Since it is ‘Programme Performance Evaluation’ its result seems far from the real situation of the districts, so the impact of the Public Health intervention has not been measured as expected.