Kathmandu, May 22
Construction of the new main building of Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital (Prasuti Griha) at Thapathali and one building of Bir Hospital in Kathmandu have reached final stage. Both buildings were built by National Reconstruction Authority.
One of the main buildings of Paropakar Hospital, which had suffered damages in 2015 earthquake, was dismantled to erect a new and sophisticated building at the same location. Both the hospital administrations have said that the buildings will come into operation within a few months.
“The NRA has handed over the building to us, now we are managing hospital amenities with the aim of inaugurating the hospital within one month,” said Jageshwor Gautam, director of Paropakar Hospital.
Similar commitment was expressed by Kedar Prasad Century Director of Bir Hospital. “We will soon inaugurate the hospital after completing hospital requirements very soon,” Century said.
The new building of Prashuti Griha consists of 192 beds, with the facility of emergency delivery room, birthing centre, post-operation ward and other facilities. The new building of Bir Hospital has 94 beds, cardiology ward, gastroenterology ward, nephrology ward and others.
The reconstruction was undertaken under the Ministry of Health and Population with the support of the Japanese government.
Sushil Gyanwali, Chief Executive Director of NRA, after inspecting the new building, said to media that the NRA with the motto of ‘Build Back Better’ is working vigorously to restore hospitals destroyed in the earthquake.
A version of this article appears in print on May 23, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.