Support to Kanti Children’s Hospital – The Only Referral Level Children’s Hospital of Nepal
Kanti Children’s Hospital is the only government referral level Children’s Hospital of Nepal. The hospital was established in 1963 as a general hospital with 50 beds, which today have a capacity of 320 beds. The hospital treats children up to the age of 14 from all over the country, a total target population of 13-14 million children. Following the earthquake, where parts of hospital building were damaged, there is in general a need for equipment and capacity building for better health service delivery.
In conjunction with Convoy of Hope, RMF supported Kanti Children’s Hospital with medicines and medical supplies worth over $408,000. A ceremony was organized wherein RMF Nepal Programme Coordinator, Barsha Dharel, handed over the donated items to the Hospital Representative.
When the shipment arrived, the doctors at the Kanti Hospital selected suitable medicines for their respective wards. In consultation with the doctors, administrative in-charge and other relevant medical personnel, a distribution plan was prepared wherein it was decided that items useful for Kanti Hospital would be distributed within their various departments. Following that, medicines related to maternal health care were handed over to the Maternity Wards in other hospitals. Boxes of other necessary items, especially topical skin ointments, were distributed by one of the doctors at an old age home. Furthermore, health camps are also being planned to get some of the medicines distributed in rural areas.
Reorganizing the medicines to be distributed as per the Hospital needs:
Assistant Director at Kanti Hospital selecting necessary medicines for his department and suggesting best way of distributing medicines to other departments and hospitals:
Official Handover Ceremony: