MCVTC set to expand services

Kathmandu, April 26

The Tribhuvan University’s Manmohan Cardiothoracic and Vascular Transplant Centre is planning to expand its services with the construction of a new building with all modern facilities.

At a programme organised to mark the centre’s eighth anniversary here today, Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa said the ministry would extend support to the centre for developing its infrastructure.

The new building would have a VVIP suite and a hybrid operation theatre. Thapa said the ministry was working on developing human resources, services and infrastructure of all the health centres across the country.

Executive Director of the centre, Prof Dr Uttam Krishna Shrestha said the new building would be built in two years. Shrestha said the centre would also set up another lab in the next fiscal to upgrade the quality of services. “The centre has upgraded the quality of its services and we have succeeded in providing services on par with services available in the western countries,” the executive director added.

TU Rector Prof Dr Sudha Tripathi said the centre has done exemplary work in terms of academic and managerial aspects.

Chief of the Vascular Surgery Department, Prof Dr Bhagawan Koirala, said the government should consider keeping doctors on temporary postings. The centre carried

out about 1,900 operations

last year. It also earned Rs 170 million.