Meet our Nurse-Midwife!

Meet our Nurse-Midwife!

Meet Sujata Tamang. This brave, strong young woman is providing care to Tsum's Indigenous population.

Q: Please tell us a bit about yourself.

A: My name is Sujata Tamang. I am from Dolkha district Melung rural municipality. I come from a middle class family and I have 6 members in my family. I have 4 sisters and my mom and dad, and I am so lucky to have them. I passed my secondary level from government school. My ambition was to be a staff nurse but my family wasn’t able to afford the school fees. That is why I joined the ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) program. I did my best in this section and am really happy to be an ANM.

Q: Why did you want to come and work up in Tsum? What was your motivation?

A: When I was little I saw lots of poor people and they were not able to reach the city for health care. They were from a remote area and they didn’t have vehicles. Because of this, some would die.

I wanted to work here because Tsum Valley's people are also not able to reach in Kathmandu to check their heath problems. That’s why I came here.

Q: What are some of the challenges you have faced in Tsum as an ANM?

A: I have faced lots of challenges. I must go to patients’ own houses to offer check ups if they are not able to come to the clinic. For example, last week one pregnant woman was going to give birth to a baby and I went to do the delivery in her own house. I successfully did that and I was very happy. They were also happy and they gave me lots of blessings.

Q: What are some things you enjoy about being at the Compassion Health Centre?

A: I am very lucky to work in this village. The villagers are also very nice to me they love me and I love them too. I have found lots of new friends. They come for check ups and they tell me their stories and funny things — which I love most.

I love the Compassion Health Centre.

Q: Can you tell us about a case that went very well? Where you felt you really helped a patient?

A: When I went to the pregnant woman’s house for a check up and delivered her baby. That is the best memory in my life.

Q. Anything else you would like to share?

A: I am really happy here in Tsum. One issue is that when I went on my vacation to my house I found lots of dangerous places on the way, which made it difficult for me.

A huge thank you to Sujata for all her hard work.

Please consider donating to help support Sujata's salary. Click the DONATE button, then select Healthcare.

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