Nepal: Unsafe abortion rife in Bajura

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Published: October 14, 2016
by Prakash Singh, The Himalayan Times

Women in Bajura are exposed to unsafe abortion due to a dearth of trained manpower in local health facilities.

According to the Regional Health Directorate, District Public Health Office of Bajura and Kolti Primary Health Centre are the facilities authorised to carry out safe abortion. Interestingly enough, the health facilities lack trained manpower.

“As there is absolutely no one who is medically trained to conduct abortion safely, many a times we have had to turn service seekers away,” said Rohit Kumar Giri, medical officer at District Public Health Office, Bajura. He said there was not a single health facility in the district where women could seek safe abortion.

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Source: The Himalayan Times