Kathmandu, May 22: The reconstruction works in the main building of Paropakar Maternity Hospital and one building of Bir Hospitalhave reached the final stage.
According to the hospital administrations, both the buildings will come into operation within a month. The reconstruction works here were carried out through the Ministry of Health and Population, with the financial support of the Japanese government.
There are 192 beds in the latest main building of Maternity Hospital. The newly-reconstructed building will accommodate emergency delivery room, birthing center and post-operative ward. The Administrator of Maternity Hospital RanuThapa told that the reconstruction of the building is almost finished and now the works on interiors are ongoing.
In the new building of Bir Hospital, there are 94 beds. The building will have various wards of cardiology, gastrologyand nephrology.
After inspecting both the hospitals, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewalisaid that the health institutions are being reconstructed according to the concept of “build-back-better” adopted in post-earthquake reconstruction. He also hoped that providing health services from facilities with well-equipped infrastructure will increase people’s trust in the government hospitals.
Director of Bir Hospital Dr. Kedar Prasad Century informed that the reconstruction work of the building is in its final stage and it will come into operation soon.
Program Advisor of rehabilitation and recovery program of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) NanakoSyukahara informed that the cost of reconstruction of Maternity Hospital and Bir Hospital amounts to Rs. 2.1 billion (2.4 billion Japanese Yen).