Achievements to Date

1997 - 1998 was a very successful year for Dhulikhel Hospital. Outpatients visits reached 31,004. 2830 IN - Patients were admitted and 1539 major and minor surgeries were performed. More diagnostic services were available, including an expanded Laboratory capability, X - Ray, ECG, Ultrasound, Colonoscopy and Endoscopy.

In January, 1998, following the visit by HMG's Ministry of Health Supervision Team, the hospital having exceeded the national standards, was granted permanent recognition as Centre of Excellence to provide comprehensive preventive, promotive, and curative services.

Medical services are currently provided by five full-time doctors. The hospital hired an Administrator responsible for ensuring sound financial management. The Administrator, also ensures that daily operational activities are efficient and effective.

To strengthen the existing government infrastructure, the hospital started the training of health post in-charge, and the provision of Outreach services, including Day Camps ( Vasectomy and Dental Care) in the communities of Baluwa, (20 km from the hospital) and Dhading, (97km away from the hospital). In response to a request from a villager, another health outpost support programme is in the process of being set-up in the Bolde Phediche village. It takes about a whole day to walk over rough terrain, from Bolde Phediche to the hospital.

AVSC International assisted the hospital in developing its capacity to provide Reproductive Health services. To help reduce the maternal mortality rate in the District, the hospital trains and works with traditional birth attendants. (TBA'S).

Dhulikhel Hospital provides Health Insurance Policy coverage for employees of institutions and organizations. Among its current clients include SOS Kavre and Kathmandu University.

Vienna University in Austria has granted recognition for the clinical experiences of their medical students at Dhulikhel Hospital. Several students from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and the USA have completed their medical electives from Dhulikhel Hospital in 1997 - 1998.

Additional buildings were constructed to enhance the functional capacity of the hospital , such as the construction of a free standing Laundry, Maintenance workshop, and Kitchen buildings. The On-Call staff quarters' construction located near the hospital is in progress.

After experiencing water shortage due to the disruption of the community's water source, the hospital added two, (2), two thousand liters capacity water tanks in the hospital, and installed a 70 thousand liters capacity water tank near the hospital.

The biological waste water treatment plant is a unique environment- supportive initiative of the hospital. The hospital's effluent is treated and converted into biologically harmless water.

Throughout the year, Dhulikhel Hospital was host to several visitors, who came either as part of a group on official visit, or as individual supporters of the hospital. The many distinguished guests included, Austria's Minister of State, World Bank's Health Sector Head, SE Region, Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Health Ministers of Nepal, and Sri Lanka, Housing and Physical Planning Minister of Nepal, Heads of diplomatic missions from Germany, USA, and Austria, heads of bilateral agencies such as, GTZ, US Aid, JICA, NORAD, SNV, WHO, UNDP, German Nepal Help Association and health consultants and specialists from in and out of Nepal.

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