Stories By 'MENUKA DHUNGANA'
Pregnant women of Mangalsen Municipality-13 in Achham district are unable to receive effective health services due to the lack of skilled health workers and proper infrastructures in the government-run local birthing centre.
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The six-month-old baby boy, who sustained critical burn injuries in acid attack at Turmakhand Rural Municipality-4, died while being rushed to Nepalgunj for further treatment.
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Achham district is on its way to becoming a dry district with several villages actively banning the sale and consumption of alcohol to lower the cases of domestic violence and other social crimes.
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Forty-seven percent of the population in Achham district are living below the poverty line, according to a recent survey.
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The school academic session of this year is well into its third month, but the children in rural parts of Achham district are still without textbooks.Teachers and parents have complained that textbook shortage has affected studies of hundreds of children.
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Government health facilities in Kamalbazar, Turmakhad and Chaurpati municipalities in Achham district are reeling under shortage of medicines for the past one month.
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