Kathmandu, November 30
The government is constructing 396 basic hospitals in 396 local units across Nepal in its bid to provide quality health service at the local level.
Foundations stones for all of these hospitals, with five, 10 or 15 beds in each, will be laid on Monday itself, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
Likewise, the government is also building an infectious disease hospital in each of the provinces. Foundation stones for them will also be laid today itself.
A five-bed hospital will have 12 health workers including one medical officer whereas a 10-bed hospital will have 17 workers including two medical officers. Likewise, a 15-bed hospital will have three medical officers among 27 workers.
The government is spending Rs 6.123 billion on the project. The hospitals will come into operation within two years.
Health Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal is going to Bharatpur of Chitwan today to participate in a ground-breaking ceremony.