Nepal: Kanti Childrens Hospital
10 New ICU Beds Donated to Hospital: January 2018
January 16, 2018
Ganesh Shrestha and Deanna Boulard
Summary of Activities
Shortly after the April 2015 earthquake, Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) started its support of Kanti Children’s Hospital by donating more than $400,000 worth of medicines, medical supplies, and laboratory supplies. RMF continues to support a blood bank, lodging, food, transportation, medicines, laboratory services, and other necessities for needy patients and their families. In March 2017, RMF also began supporting human resources at Kanti Children’s Hospital, and is now providing the hospital with 3 medical officers and 4 registered nurses.
"I am very elated and very grateful for the enormous support of RMF. I am thankful for the support of the human resources, and lastly the ICU beds, which were worth more than 1.5 million [NPR]. The support of RMF is highly valued, because it is such a support that the hospital administration would take years to do by itself. Currently, RMF is supporting 3 medical officers and 4 nurses to our ICU and Emergency departments. They are skilled and doing well. Thanks, Founder and CEO Dr. Martina C. Fuchs and RMF Nepal team for all the support to Kanti Hospital with special emphasis. I expect the support of RMF will be broadened and continue for a long time." -Dr. Ganesh Kumar Rai, Director, Kanti Children’s Hospital
Providing Medical Equipment
New Hospital Beds
RMF is working to strategically provide the hospital with needed medical equipment. In answer to the hospital’s request for ICU beds for the CICU (Central Intensive Care Unit), RMF responded on January 1, 2018 by handing over 10 ICU beds to the hospital. The hospital administration organized a special ceremony for the occasion.
Special Ceremony for New Beds
Distinguished Guests Attend
Distinguished guests and attendees at the ceremony included:
- Department heads
- Chief consultants
- Employees of the hospital
- Members of the Kanti Children’s Hospital Development board
- RMF Nepal leadership
- RMF doctors and nurses
- Staff from the Nepal Children’s Organization
- Journalists covering the event.
Hospital Celebrates 56th Anniversary
RMF Receives Certificate of Appreciation
On January 6, 2018, Kanti Children’s Hospital held a ceremony to celebrate its 56th anniversary. During the ceremony, Kanti Children’s Hospital presented three supporting organizations, including Real Medicine Foundation, with certificates of appreciation. This certificate of appreciation marks a milestone in RMF Nepal’s partnership with government agencies, and we are deeply honored and proud of this achievement.
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.
- 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