In a bid to minimizing absenteeism in school among the adolescent girls during their mensuration, Tikapur Municipality in Kailali district has allocated over Rs 5.2 million to purchase and distribute sanitary pads. This has been included in the budget for the new fiscal year 2020/21.
It is also believed to encourage them to maintain menstrual hygiene. The amount would be used to buy sanitary pads and distribute them through their schools for free-of-cost.
The Municipality has allocated a total of over Rs 710 million annual budget for the new fiscal year. Among the total allocated budget, Rs 450 million is under the recurring expenditure while Rs 250 million has been allocated under the capital expenditure.
Similarly, the Municipality has allotted Rs 5 million for prevention and control of COVID-19 and treatment of the infected ones in its municipality.
Deputy Mayor Kesari Rawal, unveiling the budget here today, shared that Rs 5 million has been provided to run NICU service for the newborns and specialists in Tikapur Hospital for rendering healthcare to the expecting and new mothers.
Furthermore, to provide free ambulance services for new mothers needing medical intervention in the critical conditions, the Municipality has provisioned Rs 200,000.
The newly launched budget also prioritizes education sector, construction of the physical infrastructures and expansion and upgradation of roads among others.
Source: National News Agency Nepal