KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The newly-constructed Trishuli District Hospital building was inaugurated by Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada in the presence of parliamentarians, Park Chong-suk, Mayor, CDO and Country Director of KOICA and other guests. The Government of the Republic of Korea officially handed over the newly-constructed Trishuli District Hospital to the Ministry of Health and Population on the Nuwakot hospital premises.
According to a statement issued by KOICA Nepal, the Korean government had pledged USD 10 million to the Government of Nepal as a response to the earthquake of 2015. The project ‘Post-Disaster Health Services Recovery Program in Nuwakot District’ worth USD 8.4 million was signed on September 14, 2016 and the remaining USD 1.6 million was utilized to provide 27 heavy equipment to the Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal.
Similarly, through this project, KOICA constructed the 50-bed Trishuli District Hospital for better access to quality health services and supplied essential medical equipment. KOICA provided funds to UNDP to construct 10 health posts in Nuwakot district.
On the occasion, Health Minister Khatiwada appreciated the kind gesture from the government of Korea to Nepal during the disaster, according to the statement.