November 21, 2020 02:18 PM NPT
JAJARKOT, Nov 21: Chhedagadh Municipality in the western part of Jajarkot district has brought a 15-bed hospital into operation.
People living in the western part of Jajarkot district are expected to benefit with the operation of the hospital.
Mayor Lal Bahadur Mahatara of Chhedagadh Municipality said the federal government provided Rs 10 million for the project and the remaining fund will be covered by the municipality itself for the construction and management of the hospital building.
It is said that the services in the hospital will begin soon after building all needed infrastructures. Currently, the hospital is providing health care services by hiring doctors and medical officials from the district hospital.
The hospital will have a medical officer, two nurses and 12 other staff to handle the lab, x-ray and other services.
Chhedagadh Municipality has become the first local unit in the country to inaugurate a municipal hospital following the government announcement to build hospitals in 396 local units across the country.
Minister of State for Health and Population Nabaraj Rawat said that the government has already sanctioned Rs 150 million for the construction of the 15-bed hospital.
State Minister Rawat also shared that the federal government has released Rs 250 million each to all seven provinces for the construction of infectious diseases control hospitals.