Kathmandu, May 6
The government has announced it will operate four temporary Covid-19 hospitals in the Kathmandu valley by this weekend.
As per a plan of action issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the following places will boast a Covid-19 hospital by this Saturday:
- Bir Hospital’s new building
- Kharipati of Bhaktapur
- Dahachok of Kathmandu
- Ichangunarayan of Kathmandu
The structures in Kharipati, Dahachok, and Ichangunarayan were also used during the pandemic last year also.
Of them, the Bir Hospital’s Covid-19 hospital will serve at least 500 Covid-19 patients. Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel had consulted OPMCM Secretary Khaga Raj Baral and some Bir Hospital officials in this regard a few days ago.
Bir Hospital’s new building is recently constructed with Chinese assistance and yet to be used.