Okhalhdunga Hospital

Missionary Hospital | Kathmandu, Nepal

Hospital description

This is the only hospital serving people living within several days walking distance. It is reached by a five-day trek out of Kathmandu, a two-day trek from the ‘terai’ (southern flat area of Nepal) or by a 3-4 hour walk from a small landing field in Rumjatar, where small planes can land during the dry season. The hospital, with 40 beds, provides basic medical, surgical, and obstetric services and also operates a community health programme supporting the government health posts and communities in the area. The hospital essentially serves as the district hospital.

The hospital was originally the idea of a Ghurka soldier, who extended an invitation to a British Army physician to begin a medical project in the region. From these beginnings the hospital has grown into a relatively large facility that cares for a population of over 250,000 people in a severely impoverished region of Nepal. You can read more about the hospital here (TEN is not responsible for external site content).

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Hospital type Missionary Hospital
Local language Nepali
Funding Status Private

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