Nepal’s Province 1 government has decided to convert Madan Bhandari Eye Hospital, Gaighat, Udayapur into an isolation facility.
The preparation is ongoing to establish isolation facility at the eye hospital since the province government decided to provide treatment in the local level as the cases of COVID-19 infection have been surging daily across the country.
The province government has allocated Rs 1.5 million for establishing the isolation facility, according to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh’s President Bhagwat Raut. He said the isolation unit is being established for the COVID-19 patients in Udayapur as the hospitals in Biratnagar and Dharan has witnessed an increasing number of patients daily.
Raut added that the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) on July 13 decided to convert the hospital into isolation facility and provide 30 beds initially. The three-storey building of the hospital has 42 rooms with the capacity of holding 60 beds. At present, the hospital has 16 toilets and urine basins.
The original articles were published in The Himalayan Times.