Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Nepalese Army have assisted in launching a free hemodialysis service at Birendra Military Hospital in Chhauni.
KMC Mayor Mr.Bidya Sundar Shakya inaugurated the service by switching to the hemodialysis machine. KMC and the Nepalese Army signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 18 for service. According to the agreement, KMC will give Rs 30 million to the Nepal Army for the management of human resources needed for hemodialysis machines, physical facilities and services.
Mayor Shakya said that the health care programme has been taken forward along with the treatment system as per the public health policy and service launch. KMC worked with Nepal Ambulance Service to provide immediate and emergency services to the patients in the ambulance.
He also added that they are continuously supporting humanitarian services and management of urban infrastructure development and heritage conservation. They have partnered with hospitals with the goal of providing accessible and affordable health services to the helpless and needy people.
The Hemodialysis services will be provided at an early stage on the recommendation of KMC related wards and Public Health Division. The KMC ward recommends that a certain person falls into the category of need, while the division recommends that the person need related medical service.
Initially, hemodialysis service would be provided to nine to 12 needy people in two shifts utilizing the means and resources of the hospital itself until arrangements were made for additional equipment and human resources. The services will be gradually expanded with the addition of equipment and human resources.