Military hospital starts services from newly constructed building

KATHMANDU: Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri inaugurated the newly-constructed building of Tribhuvan-Chandra Military Hospital here on Friday.

The building was reconstructed with investment from the Army Welfare Fund.

The hospital was constructed in commemoration of Nepali soldiers who fought in World War I in 1914 on behalf of the British government. The hospital had been constructed with the cooperation of British government at that time.

It had closed its services after the old building suffered damage in the 2015 earthquakes. Tribhuvan-Chandra Military Hospital is an extension of the Birendra Army Hospital located at Chhauni.

The hospital will provide emergency and OPD services to serving and retired Nepali Army soldiers and their dependents.

On the occasion, CoAS Chhetri said a new three-storied well-facilitated hospital building was constructed retaining the design of the original one. He described the building as a historical heritage.

“The historical importance of the building has been maintained. The number of patients has been reduced at the Chhauni-based hospital and the beneficiaries can now avail of the health services from the central part of the capital in an easy manner,” CoAS Chhetri said.

He said the hospital was planning to provide health services to the general public in future.