Construction of hospitals speed up in Dolakha local levels


BY SUJAN KAFLE,Dolakha, Mar. 28: Local levels of Dolakha district have speeded up construction of hospitals to provide basic health services to the people easily.

In order to provide basic health services at the local levels, the government had laid the foundation stones of 396 basic hospitals simultaneously at the end of 2020, and of them, six were to be built in Dolakha.

Now,  five of the six hospitals are being built. One of them is being built at Malu of Tamakoshi Rural Municipality of the district.

According to Arun Kumar Mishra, head of the health department, the 10-bed hospital is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 14.6 million.

“Currently, the workers are building the fourth storey of the hospital,” Mishra said.  

Similarly, 15-bed hospitals are being constructed at Ibinath of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality, at Mainapokhari of Baiteshwor Rural Municipality and on the premises of Charikot hospital in Bhimeshwor Municipality. 

About 50 per cent work on the hospital in Bhimeshwor has completed while the construction of hospital in Baiteshwor has been halted in lack of budget.

Chun Bahadur Tamang, Chief Administrative Officer of Shailung Rural Municipality, said that a 15-bed hospital was being built at Baghkhor health post.

Meanwhile, the construction of the hospital in Melung Rural Municipality of Dolakha could not take place in lack of land ownership certificate. 

The government had not provided any grant for the construction of a hospital in absence of land ownership certificate, informed chairman of the Rural Municipality Hira Kumar Thokar. 

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