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Kathmandu Metropolitan City to build 100-bed special hospital

KATHMANDU:- The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is constructing a 100- bed capacity Kathmandu Metropolis Special Hospital with specialised services and modern facilities.
Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya announced this while unveiling the KMC’s Policies and Programmes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021/22 here today. The hospital would have specialised services for the treatment of senior citizens.
Mayor Shakya tabled the Policies and Programmes in the first meeting of the Ninth Municipal Assembly today.
KMC has prioritised the programmes directed at COVID-19 prevention and control in its Policies and Programmes for the FY 2021/22. It is stated that the metropolis would provide support related to response, treatment and humanitarian aid to the KMC denizens affected by COVID-19.
The Policies and Programmes also mentions that a call centre would be operated for continuously monitoring the health condition of COVID-19 patients and for providing consultation and treatment, psycho-social counseling would be provided, telemedicine service would be operated, COVID tests would be conducted, ambulance service would be run, isolation service, COVID Special Hospital service and oxygen support and other services would be provided free of charge.
Likewise, it is stated that the City Health Clinic run at the ward offices would be upgraded to ensure basic health services to the residents of KMC. Arrangements would be made for providing free health checkup by specialised doctors.
“The ambulance service would be made cost-free, smooth and accessible by studying the effectiveness of the service provided by Nepal Ambulance Service,” the Policies and Programmes reads. KMC has also adopted the policy of providing 50 per cent subsidy on the insurance policy of the KMC citizens.
It is stated that the KMC shall list, classify and issue certificates to the hotels, restaurants, eateries, the production sites of online food delivery outlets to ensure the quality of the services provided by these service providers through a comprehenssive evaluation of the quality, process and method of the food production, the cleanliness of the human resources involved as well as the place where the customers consume the food and snacks.

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