CII Foundation hands over health posts in Dolakha

Kathmandu, May 28

CII Foundation, a trust of India’s leading business association, the Confederation of Indian Industry handed over three prefabricated health posts to Dolakha district administration today.

The prefabricated health posts were constructed in Lapilan, Jayku and Orang in Dolakha district. Along with the construction of three health posts, CII Foundation, along with its implementing partner Nyaya Health Nepal (NHN), equipped the rebuilt health posts with medical equipment, instruments, furniture and medical supplies for operating the health posts. The health posts are earthquake resistant.

A press release issued today states that the health posts are differently-abled friendly and ensures physical accessibility to all. The health posts also have toilets with grab bars to ensure friendly usage for handicapped visitors. The solar power backup and solar water heaters are also new additions to these health posts.

The health posts have been constructed with financial support of over Rs 27.68 million and aims to provide better health support to about 8,000 beneficiaries from Lapilan, Jayku and Orang villages in Dolakha as per the press release.

Apart from the infrastructure and medical support to the health posts, CII Foundation also enabled extension of Chemistry lab in Charikot Hospital.

“Health care is an area where India and Nepal have a long standing partnership and I am very happy that the Confederation of Indian Industry and CII Foundation has come forward to support health care facilities in some of the remotest areas in Nepal,” said Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal in the press release.