‘260 health facilities destroyed’Two hundred and sixty government health facilities have been completely destroyed while around 500 were damaged in the Great Earthquake, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
Ministry spokesman Dr Guna Raj Lohani said six private health institutions in the worst-affected areas also faced damage.
A majority of the
hospitals, health posts and Primary Health Centres have been destroyed in Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Gorkha and Dhading districts.
Some major private hospitals, including Grande and Norvic, have already got green mark from the authorities, meaning that they can function normally.
“We don’t have problems in our structures. There were some cracks in the walls and we have begun repairing them,” said Dr Chakraraj Pandey, medical director of Grande Hospital.
The Green City Hospital in Basundhara has got a yellow card, meaning that it should be used only after repairs.