Bista lauds Bir Hospital’s contribution

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, July 27:

Vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers, Kirtinidhi Bista, today lauded the contribution of Bir Hospital to the production of skilful medical manpower in the country.

Addressing a programme organised to mark the 116th anniversary of the country’s oldest hospital, he said, the Bir Hospital is producing competent hands in the health sector after the establishment of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).

Bista, who also holds the portfolio of Health and Population Ministry, said the government had recently decided to provide 100 valves to the hospital with an aim to provide them for free to the poor and needy.

Nietsche Shamsher Rana, Assistant Minister for Health and Population, said the hospital would continue providing standard health service to the people.

Dinesh Raj Gangol, national director of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, said training in Neurology and Nephrology disciplines have been introduced as new programmes in the academy from this year.

Laba Kumar Devkota, secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, said the hospital has become synonymous to the modern medical technology in Nepal.

At the function, 30 hospital staffers working for over 25 years were felicitated.

Indra Bahadur Khatri was given a letter of appreciation for his remarkable contribution to improve hospital’s services while Tirtha Kumari Shrestha, Mani Prasad Gautam and Srijana Raj Upadhyay were awarded for their outstanding performance.