Sunday, 17 July 2016
Health workers in Kolti Primary Health Post have been treating patients despite the health facility being at a high risk of floods and landslides with the onset of monsoon. The buildings and other infrastructures of the health facility were badly damaged and covered with mud due to floods and landslides around two years ago. The Nepali Army, Nepal Police, and locals had cleared the debris from landslides in three buildings of the health centre to resume health services. District Health Office Chief Dr Mohan Nath said the risks weren’t so high in winter. “But health workers treat patients with the fear of floods and landslides in monsoon,” he added.
Auxiliary mid-wife at the health post Deuma Dhami said that the admitted patients were sent to nearby hotels and lodges at evenings due to the fear of landslides. “We treat the patients in the health center at day time when the risks are lower, but we keep them in hotels at night,” she informed. A newly admitted patient Mamata Budha of Sappata VDC, Bajura said that she was sent to a nearby hotel owing to possible risks of flood for the last three days. She said doctors have advised her to stay in the health facility for two to three days.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.