Bir Hospital is beyond recognition from its old state after a complete makeover that lasted for two months. Apart from the basement of the outpatient department (OPD), all sections of the nation’s oldest hospital are glistening after a thorough renovation.
KATHMANDU, June 23: While civil campaigner Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine, stages protests or raises his voice with ample publicity, Ganga Maya Adhikari of Gorkha, who has been fighting for justice for years now, has been neglected even by civil society.
Sitaram Kattel, better known for his comedy character ‘Dhurmus’, is busy these days inside the premises of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. His foundation, the Dhurumus Suntali Foundation, has piloted a campaign of cleaning the hospital. The campaign was commenced with permission from the Ministry of Health.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Despite purchasing a new CT scanner several months ago, Bir Hospital, which is the oldest and largest hospital of the country, is still using the old dysfunctional machine to scan the patients for neuro and various other problems.
KATHMANDU, August 19: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) directed Bir Hospital on Thursday to cancel a procurement tender already awarded to Biomed International Pvt Ltd.
KATHMANDU, July 8: A complaint has been filed at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against Bishal Pandit for misuse of government funds with the involvement of government and hospital officials. Government hospitals have been accused of unfairly awarding procurement tenders to firms owned by Pandit.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest government hospital in the country, is again planning to buy a radiotherapy machine at a cost of US$ 4.1 million, an amount that is enough to purchase three such machines.
KATHMANDU, April 24: Following a controversial procurement process at Bir Hospital for a Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine, the Ministry of Health is planning to request the Indian embassy to provide the machine as a grant.
KATHMANDU, March 31: Pressure to purchase a specific radiotherapy machine for Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest hospital in the country, has deprived cancer patients of treatment for more than a year and a half.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Bir Hospital renovated its VVIP cabin spending around Rs 3 million some two years, but the VVIPs go to hospitals abroad even for general checkups and minor treatment, incurring millions in costs to the state coffers..
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Doctors at Bir Hospital, who have been attending to Ganga Maya Adhikari, said that they have been providing fluids and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) [which supplies all daily nutritional requirements].
KATHMANDU, July 22: A Cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar on Friday decided to construct a spectacular building for Bir Hospital in the area stretching over 700 ropanis of land at Duwakot in Bhaktapur district.