Manmohan Cardiothoracic and Vascular Transplant Centre to expand services

KATHMANDU: The Manmohan Cardiothoracic and Vascular Transplant Centre announced to construct a new building with all the modern facilities and expand its services within two years.

The new building would have a VVIP suite and a hybrid operation theatre, it was stated at a programme organised to mark the Centre's 8th anniversary in the capital today.

Addressing the programme, Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa said the Ministry would extend support to the Centre for developing its health infrastructures.

Thapa further stated that the Ministry was working on to developing the human resources, services and infrastructure of all the health centres across the country.

Similarly, Prof Dr Uttam Krishna Shrestha, Executive Director of MCVTC said, the new building would be built in two years.

The Centre would also set up another lab from the coming fiscal year to upgrade the quality of services.

"The Centre has upgraded the quality of its services and we have succeeded in providing it at a par with the services available in the Western countries. We plan to increase and upgrade our services," he added.

TU Rector Prof Dr Sudha Tripathi stated that the Centre had 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 and expressed concern that the service might be hampered if it is not done.

The Centre had carried out about 1,900 operations last year. The Centre is named after former Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari.