Quake-hit Dolakha to boast 21 new health clinics

KATHMANDU: Nyaya Health Nepal (NHN) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health is building as many as 21 health clinics in Dolakha district as a part of post-earthquake reconstruction efforts.

The non-government organisation inaugurated the first of its clinics in Boch VDC of the district today.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ananda Prasad Pokharel, the Member of Parliament from the district, inaugurated the clinic.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Pokharel said the government was strongly committed to reconstruction efforts. He also claimed that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had gained some insights of reconstruction drive during his visit to Gujarat of India recently.

He also appreciated the Nyaya Health Nepal for its approach of a public private partnership.

The NGO has been running Bayalpata Hospital in the rural Far-West district of Achham for the last eight years under in the public private partnership model.

It was recently awarded another contract by the Ministry of Health to run the Charikot Hospital in Dolakha within next 10 years.

NHN Chairman Suraj Vaidya, Chief Strategy Officer for Possible, the American NGO that funds Nyaya Health, Duncan Maru and Dolakha Chief District Officer Devendra Lamichhane had also spoken at the function.