Post Operative ICU inaugurated in TUTH

Kathmandu, July 16

A four-bed post operative Intensive Care Unit was inaugurated the on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital today.

The ICU was established with an aim of providing quality services at lower prices and to initiate liver transplant services  as the hospital is preparing to provide the same for the last three years.

On the occasion, Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav said health services should be available to every citizen including impoverished citizens since they have fundamental rights to get quality health services within the country. He said, “With the utilisation of available human resources, we will be able to start many other health services which haven’t been started yet in the country.”

He also said conducting services were not a big success stories in the health sector but giving continuity to was the biggest challenge. All the hospitals should be very concerned about the quality health service, including its continuity.

Former health minister Gagan Thapa said the country needed to be stable in medicines as that would also help sustain quality health services.

“We are going to conduct liver transplant in the hospital as soon as possible,” said Dr Deepak Mahara, Director at TUTH. “Now we can conduct liver transplant ourselves, but we still require technical support. We are hoping to conduct one transplant in a month so that people, who were deprived of liver transplant services, wouldn’t have to go out of the country for treatment.”