Total of 56 birthing centres have been set up at different places in Bajhang district during the last four years.
The district has been providing services after establishing birthing centres.
As informed, Thalara rural municipality and Bungal municipality have each set up six birthing centres while Surma, Chhabisapathaibhera, Masta rural municipality and Jayaprithvi municipality established three each. Likewise, Saipal and Khaptadchhanna rural municipality established five each; Talkot and Durgathali rural municipality have seven each and Bitthadchir rural municipality has eight birthing centres.
Kedarsyun rural municipality earlier had operated a birthing centre before it was transformed into a local level, shared vice-chairperson of the rural municipality, Nisha Dhami.
According to the local levels, birthing centres were set up focusing on delivering service. Number of delivery case at birthing centres has increased with the set up of such centres in villages.
Sarita Dhami, a local of Chhabisapathibhera, said it was easier to receive services after the establishment in villages. "The needy people had to walk three-hours to reach Lekgaun health post for service before the setup. Now we can reach the birthing centre in 20 minutes".