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Nepal: Kanti Childrens Hospital

Updates June - July 2015

September 28, 2015
Barsha Dharel

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Support of Kanti Children’s Hospital
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.
 
RMF plans to provide long-term support to the hospital and is currently in discussion with the Kanti Children’s Hospital Development Board on their needs and sustainability of support. As a start, RMF is currently supporting Kanti Hospital through donation of essential equipment, medicines and supplies worth $408,711.





 
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Background

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.


Objectives
  • Provide necessary medical supplies, blood, and nutritional support for patients. Also providing access and transportation to testing and procedures
  • Give instruction of patients needs, education, amenities during hospital stay, and financial support to family of the patient
  • Management to various hospital programs such as a blood drive program, a free-of-cost kitchen for patients and families, playroom and library for patients and siblings, and clothes bank for needy patients and family
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