Bhimdattanagar (Kanchanpur) Sept 15: Mahakali Zone in the Far-West has got its first ever snake-bite treatment centre, courtesy the Nepal Army.
Nepal Army’s Brigadier General Ganga Bahadur Gurung, of Brigade No 25, Bhagatpur, today inaugurated the centre set up by the army amid a programme held in the army’s office in Kanchanpur.
Cases of snake-bite appear rife in the Terai region, especially during the summer. Snake-bite claims life of people aplenty in the absence of proper and timely treatment.
Speaking at the programme, General Gurung expressed his confidence that the centre will help save the lives of thousands of people suffering snake bites.
Informing about the loss of lives due to snake-bite in Kanchanpur, Gurung said that the district has already reported 35 deaths due to snake-bite in the last five years.
Similarly, casting light on the army’ initiative to set up such centres in Terai, Lieutenant Colonel Srawan Kumar Bista said that Nepal Army, has already set up two centers in the Far-West and 10 other in the other regions, prior to this.
Bista was of opinion that the citizens should take a lead to arrange the remaining resources such as infrastructure, medication, among others for the centre to keep running as the army has already performed its duty by providing human resources to build it. RSS