Kamechu BH to get a female HA
The shortage of female health assistant in the Basic Health Unit (BHU) lags some aspects to the pregnant women and infant mothers. Among others, Kamechu BHU in Wangdue is one which lacks a female health assistant.
However, the absence of a female health assistant in the BHU will be addressed soon. That was what Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay said to the gathering in his recent gewog visits to Daga Gewog in Wangdue Dzongkhag.
It was found that the women who are pregnant for the first time are mostly hesitant to avail themselves of the health services when the health assistant is a male. To help women, the Health Minister pledged to deploy a female health assistant in all Grade-I BHU.
The government’s aim to deploy a female health assistant across the country was one of the common requests from the gewogs for the convenience of the women and children. Lyonchhen said that people must avail of the services and properly use the medical facilities.
It is also to encourage and sensitize on Pap smear, especially in remote areas. According to the health ministry, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of the death among Bhutanese women.
Today, there are 232 female health assistant of 605 health assistants in the country.
Lyonchhen also underlined the importance of meeting the public to discuss and know about the public grievances personally and expressed happiness over zero Gungtong in Daga Gewog.
He also talked on the developmental activities and plans initiated for the gewog. He shared that the gewog has worked towards development and thanked the people for their participation.
Meanwhile, Lyonchhen said the public that Wogayna Chiwog would be connected with electricity soon. He said the Bhutan Power Corporation has already carried out the survey.
Electricity helps rural communities and benefits farmers to complete their work on time. It shares the burden of the farmers in terms of finance, resources and time among others. This, in turn, is expected to improve the living standard with machineries and electric kitchen utensils and other necessary household items.
Meanwhile, Lyonchhen also commended the people for having diary, poultry farms and fisheries; and also urged the people to take ownership of the electric fences. Lyonchhen met Tshering Penjor, a local who availed of the loan from the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited and ventured into cardamom plantation.
Located on top of a steep hill after climbing national highway, the villages in Daga Gewog looks almost deserted from the devastation caused by the WangdueTsirang highway widening.
Daga Gewog is located in the southern part of the dzongkhag on the right bank of Punatsangchhu. Daga Gewog consists of villages of Um Khatey, Um Khamey, Wogayna, Gaybakha and TakshaSili. The gewog is home to 152 households with the population of about 1,347.
It is today a quiet village with about 98 percent of the total area falls under forest cover. The gewog has been pulled back by its remoteness. But with some interventions, it can be a hub of agriculture.