the country has seen increasing investments in healthcare and education
Senior social activist Anuradha Koirala and doctors of Vayodha Hospital,
jointly inaugurated the newly opened hospital amidst a special ceremony in
Kathmandu on Friday.
Committed to providing high standard healthcare services and expecting creative
suggestions from service seekers, Vayodha Hospital has a total capacity of 50
beds comprising of special, VIP and ordinary beds, said chairman of Vayodha
Hospitals Dr Shyam Bahadur Pandey.
The hospital also started emergency services, OPD and specialist services from
yesterday. "In Sanskrit, Vayodha means good health," he said,
expressing the commitment to contribute significantly through excellent
Vayodha has also made two party contracts with the renowned Fortis Escorts
Heart Institute of New Delhi. "In collaboration with Escorts, Vayodha will
provide specialist services for cardiac care through its extra intensive care
unit, in which there will be a 24-hour presence of a specialist doctor,"
The hospital is committed to providing excellent health services, and
prioritising the safety and treatment of heart patients as a focal point, which
is the most highly sensible organ of the human body, according to the hospital
that aims at providing quality health services of international standards.
The hospital has been established in an open area in Balkhu near Ring Road and
is easily accessible from all around the valley. "Equipped with well
trained, intelligent and sensible health service staff to provide instant
services, the hospital has two elevators to easily transfer patients to wards,
and two guaranteed generators ensuring essential services, hygiene and
water," he said, adding that the team at Vayodha Hospital comprises of
experienced and renowned doctors and surgeons, and highly skilled healthcare
The country has witnessed Rs 50.29 billion investment in the hospitals only. In
the last fiscal year 2011-12 some 35 hospitals started their operations in the
country, whereas a fiscal year ago in 2010-11, only 10 hospitals have started
their operations in the country. In the last fiscal years, one each hospital
with 200 and 150 bed capacity, seven with 100 bed capacity, one 75 bed
capacity, 10 55 bed capacity, two 51 bed capacity, 13 50 bed capacity private
and community hospitals came into operations in the last fiscal year.
Currently there are some 381 hospitals in operation in the country.