Operation of 10 bedded city hospital in Devdahi

October 10, Butwal. Devdah Municipality has started a 10-bed hospital in the city. The city hospital has been operated by adding infrastructure in the building of Devdah health post of Savik.

A new building of the city hospital is under construction. The city hospital was inaugurated by city chief Dhruv Prasad Kharel on Monday. Inaugurating the hospital, Mayor Kharel said that according to his election promise, he has worked by giving health the first priority.

He said that there is a plan to declare a city with full health insurance by providing health insurance to all the city dwellers within 5 years to provide basic health care easily to all the residents of the city. The mayor announced that poor families who could not pay and renew health insurance would be exempt from the city budget.

Gaurav Dhakal, head of the health office Bhairav, said that Devdah Municipality ranks third among the 16 municipalities in the district in terms of health service delivery and expressed confidence that the operation of the city hospital will make the health services more organized.

Janak Saud, coordinator of the Health Insurance Board of Lumbini Province, said the health insurance program would also be implemented in city hospitals and would reduce the pressure on insurance services in major hospitals.

Municipal Chief Administrative Officer Pradeep Poudel said that since the Constitution guarantees health care as a fundamental right, the city hospitals will guarantee it.

At present, one medical officer, 5 nurses, 5 paramedics, 2 lab technicians will be working in the city hospital, and one more medical officer will be added in the near future. Dileshwar Shrestha said.

Shrestha said that round the clock emergency services, delivery, video X-ray, laboratory and pharmacy services are available in the hospital.

Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar