February 18, 2020 11:25 AM NPT
By: GANESH BISHU
BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 18: Aiming at providing primary health service to the people in the region, Sanibheri Rural Municipality has built a 15-bed hospital.
The hospital has been established with investment from Sanibheri Rural Municipality itself. The hospital has been established as per the announcement of the government to build a 25-bed hospital in a municipality and a 15-bed hospital in a rural municipality.
According to the rural municipality, the hospital has been established at Sanibheri-7 as per the announcement of the government. The hospital has been established at the Simli Health Post, which was built at a cost of Rs 24 million.
The rural municipality upgraded the health post to a hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 4 million. The rural municipality has purchased necessary medical equipment, and built necessary infrastructures to upgrade the building to the hospital.
According to Nara Bahadur Pun, chair of the rural municipality, a total of 19 health officials including medical officer will provide medical services at the hospital. “The residents of the region will benefit from the hospital,” he said, adding that the local residents, earlier, had to go to Musikot, Khalanga and Chaurjahari for treatment.
“Now, the local residents don't have to go elsewhere for primary health services. The residents are elated after the establishment of the hospital,” he said.
Likewise, Dinesh Khadka, a local, said that there should be enough medicines at the hospital. “The government should focus on providing effective health services from the hospital. It should also monitor the standard of health services provided by the hospital,” he said.