Kathmandu, 8 June
Two health posts constructed by the Korean Government were inaugurated in Nuwakot district today and formally handed over to Nepal Government officials.
The Ratomate Health Post was inaugurated by Rajendra Raman Khanal, Mayor, Belkot Municipality and Charghare Health Post was inaugurated by Sanju Pandit, Mayor, Bidur Municipality, according to Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The inauguration and handover ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Ramesh Adhikari, Chief Administrator, Ministry of Health and Population, KOICA Country Director Kim Hyungkyoo, Basant Adhikari, among others.
KOICA constructed health posts and supplied necessary medical equipment with an objective to recover the public health service in Nuwakot district by reconstructing health facilities and normalizing health services. The project “Post-Disaster health Service Recovery Program in Nuwakot District” was signed in 2016 between the Government of Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Government of Nepal. The project worth USD 8.6 million will construct a 50-bed Trisuli hospital building in Bidur Nuwakot and 10 health posts in villages of Nuwakot.
“KOICA has handed over three health posts and started the construction of Trishuli district Hospital. Along with this KOICA has carried out various public health programs focusing on women health through Health Information Management System (HIMS) of entire Nuwakot district,” reads a press statement issued by KOICA.
Apart from the post-disaster reconstruction program in Nuwakot, KOICA has been supporting the Government of Nepal in the area of health, education and agriculture and capacity building of human resources.