Kanti Children’s Hospital is the only government referral level Children’s Hospital in Nepal. It was established in 1963 as a general hospital with only 32 beds. It has since grown to 320 beds.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015 crippled the city of Kathmandu. A five-month blockade only magnified the devastation causing a shortage of fuel, supplies, and medicines.
- Provide essential medical supplies, blood, and nutritional support for patients
- Provide access and transportation to testing and procedures
- Educate and provide patient care instruction to families
- Support non-paying ward patients financially
- Manage various hospital programs (blood drive program, free-of-cost kitchen, playroom and library, and clothes bank)
Obstacles to Overcome
- Severe structural damage to the hospital
- Restricted access to critical supplies like fuel, supplies, and medicines
- Large child population and so few hospital beds
RMF is supporting Social Action Volunteers (SAV), a non-governmental organization serving the neediest patients and their families. They provides various support programs to long-term care (2+ weeks) in the non-paying ward:
- Essential medical supplies, equipment, medicine, and blood
- Transportation to outside services
- Food supplements
SAV also provides other amenities to the patients and their families:
- Shelter and food
- Cooking facilities
- Financial services
- Education and instruction
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