Civil Service Hospital upgrading starts with Chinese assistance
Kathmandu, Sept. 26 : The upgrading and renovation of the Civil Service Hospital has started with the support from the Government of China.
After the completion of the project which is expected to take about 15 months, the hospital will have additional 117 beds along with a new surgical building.
Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong jointly inaugurated the commencement of the project amid a function here on Wednesday.
Addressing the project commencement ceremony, Minister Pandit said that the expansion of the Civil Service Hospital would mark a new beginning in the expansion of the country’s health sector, and expressed his hope that the hospital service would be more reliable, trustworthy and qualitative in future as well.
“Out of many China-aided projects, this Civil Service Hospital is a gift project, and I want it to being developed as a medical college. Nepal and Nepalis will largely benefit from this project,” Minister Pandit said.
He lauded the services and management of the civil hospital as an exemplary in the country while sharing that he also visited this hospital for his medical treatment.
Minister Pandit said that such assistance from the government of China would further deepen Nepal-China relations both at the government to government and the people to people levels.
Speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador Yu said that the upgrading and renovation of the Civil Service Hospital was in line with the commitment of the Chinese government to assist Nepal in reconstruction in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rattled Nepal in April 2015.
She lauded the services in the hospital as it provided so advanced treatment facility as bone marrow transplant. She also recalled that the hospital had performed excellently in the treatment of the earthquake survivors during the period.
Ambassador Yu said that China would continuously extend support for the socio economic development of Nepal and for improving the living conditions of the people of Nepal so that Nepal government’s vision of Prosperous Nepal Happy Nepali is materialised.
She said the upgrading and renovation of the hospital would also stand as a witness to the ever friendly relations between Nepal and China.
Executive Director of the Hospital Prof Dr Dirgha Raj RC said that the hospital would be equipped with new equipments along with the renovation and upgrading.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 1.30 billion. According to Executive Director Dr RC, with the completion of ‘China Aid Upgrading and Renovation Project of Civil Service Hospital of Nepal’, the hospital will have a new surgical building with 117 beds along with the availability of services of operation theatre (OT), neurosurgery, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and the others.
Similarly, the renovation of the existing three blocks and system accessories of the hospital will also be carried out. The Civil Service Hospital was established in September 2008 with support from China and is a large-scale comprehensive public hospital spreading on about 11,000 square meters.