Health is wealth, however, most people, especially those who live in dire straits, are not able to maintain their health and avail themselves of health due to financial instability and lack of access to health facilities in remote areas instability and lack of easy access to health facilities in remote areas. Prayas Nepal has been conducting the FCHC programme for many years with objectives to improve the health of women, children and seniors, which are as follows:
• To provide free health check-ups and distribute medicine to the people who are deprived of basic health service
• To identify certain diseases after the consultation with the medical supervisor and provide them with appropriate treatment, counseling, and medicines,
• Prayas Nepal is dedicated to arranging additional necessary healthcare with local hospitals for free additional treatment in order to screen for those with more complex health issues and make sure that people are on the road to recovery and wellbeing.
• To raise awareness on health and hygiene to prevent diseases. Located in the Bagmati zone of the Central Development Region, most of the population relies on agriculture and has low income for basic livelihood. At the time of operation, we came to realize how health facilities were limited to the rural people. With the sacred aim of bringing awareness amongst the deprived population who had very limited to no access to basic healthcare services or knowledge about the diseases they might have been suffering from, a free health camp was set up in Gelu of Ramechhap district. It allowed the rural people to get free medical check-ups and treatment which included General, Gyno, eye, and dental check-ups for two consecutive days, 1st and 2nd November, 2011. A total of 2741 locals were examined.