Baitedi, Dec. 15: The Dogadakedar rural municipality has decided to provide a lump sum amount of Rs. 6,000 annually as incentive to the Female Community Health Volunteers.
The amount was increased by one thousand rupees this fiscal year. The amount was Rs. 5,000 the previous year, according to the rural municipality chair Chakra Karki.
It may be noted that the FCHVs provide their service free of cost. And the incentive has been provided along with an increment this year in recognition of their contribution to citizen’s health, Karki said.
Meanwhile, FCHV Gomati Bista expressed happiness over the decision of the rural municipality to increase the annual allowance.
The FCHVs provide safe maternity services, vaccination to the new born, iron tablets and other nutrients to the pregnant and vitamin capsules to the young ones.
There are 86 FCHVs working in the eight wards of the rural municipality. And the number is 831 in all the 10 local government units in the district, according to the District Public Health Office. RSS
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