Makpa Health Post and Birthing Center
D2N's next health post and birthing center is currently being built in Makpa. The existing health post is a single floor, four-room structure made of mud and stone that is providing basic health care (see above.)
When more than these basic services are required, the 3000 residents of Makpa must travel (often on foot) to distant health institutions. Furthermore, during the monsoon (up to six months a year) season many of the roads out of Makpa many of the roads are impassable. The new facility will save the residents money, time and energy.
The land for the health post and birthing center was donated by the community. Clearing the land was completed prior to the COVID-19 lockdown in March and actual construction started in September 2020. Expected completion date is Spring 2021.