Koica upgrades Tikapur HospitalTikapur Hospital of Kailali has added a maternity wing and a 26-bedded ward with the assistance of South Korean government.
Tikapur Hospital of Kailali has added a maternity wing and a 26-bedded ward with the assistance of South Korean government.
Dr Hyungkyoo Kim, the country director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica), and Dr Sushil Nath Pyakurel, regional health director of the Ministry of Health, jointly inaugurated the new buildings on Sunday.
A press statement issued by Koica said, the MoU for the hospital building project
was signed between the governments of Korea and Nepal on December 9, 2011, for the total grant aid of $5.5 million.
With the completion of new buildings, Tikapur Hospital now has 51 beds capacity.
Besides constructing the buildings for the hospital, the statement said, Koica has also established six health posts in Tikapur area and provided medical equipment and organised capacity building trainings for the medical human resources in Nepal.
Koica has been supporting Nepal in the area of health, education and agriculture and capacity building of human resources since 1991.