The 15-bed District Hospital Khotang has initiated preparation to expand its capacity to 50 beds.

Hospital In-charge Dr Baibhav Mallik said that preparation was initiated to construct a new building by dismantling the old one wherein services such as patient admission, child delivery, surgery and emergency treatment have been delivered.

Contractor Company Shyamsundar Ramsundar Nepal Fulbari JV has been awarded the contract for construction of a four storeyed RCC hospital building 40-metres in length and 20.5-metres wide.

Engineer of the company Rajkishor Saha informed that the federal government's contract of around Rs 210 million was signed two months ago to complete the construction within 30 months.

The new building will have OPD, emergency, surgical and laboratory services along with pharmacy and security arrangement in the first floor. The second floor will be used to provide maternity services and surgeries. ICU and isolation wards will be placed in the third floor and administration, finance and seminar hall will be managed in the fourth floor.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 2 2021, of The Himalayan Times.