For our fourth project, which we are aiming to complete in the summer of 2018, The Little Things has decided to support a hospital in Nepal. Professor Satyan Rajbhandari is a Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology. He also runs a charity called HExn that supports healthcare and education projects in Nepal. Professor Rajbhandari visited Nepal in May 2017 and assessed three potential hospitals on behalf of our cause. We will be following his recommendation to support Tamakoshi Co-operative Hospital in Manthali.
Unlike other hospitals in Nepal, Tamakoshi Co-operative Hospital is run independently without any interference from the government or politicians. The hospital provides cheap treatment by 2 dedicated doctors and is financially sustained by a local NGO. Various donors have provided them with equipment. At present they provide emergency service, X-Ray & ultrasound service, Dental service, Safe delivery for pregnant women, pathology service, eye care and ambulance service to transfer patients. In addition they conduct medical camps to surrounding areas. They take many students for medical elective. They have a fully equipped theatre where they perform surgery with the help of visiting surgeons. This hospital is growing under leadership of Dr Suman Karmacharya. They now want to provide specialist cardiology and gastroenterology service to the community so that local people do not have to travel for basic investigations. The Little Things will enable this by purchasing an upper GI endoscope and echocardiogram, along with other smaller equipment.
After the completion of our project in Nepal, our plan is to continue using our wide network of doctors and volunteers to communicate with hospitals in developing countries and continue assisting them in improving their services by providing vital medical equipment.
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