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Maoist Center for consensus government

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KATHMANDU — CPN (Maoist Center) has chosen to form a consensus government under its own leadership.

A politburo meeting of the CPN-Maoist Center Thursday decided to form a consensus government to resolve the present issues confronting the country.

As per an official statement issued by the party here Thursday, the party decided to take the initiative to form a national consensus government to remaining tasks of the peace process, expedite the reconstruction works ,to hold elections for political structures and to address the concerns of agitating Madhesi, Janajati and Tharu forces.

Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that, in spite of the decision, the party would not immediately pull its support to the present government.

The decision of the party comes after some persuasive CPN (Maoist Center) leaders squeezed the party initiative to stop KP Oli-led government contending that it was dawdling on the usage of 9-point agreement reached between the two ruling parties.

Senior CPN-MC leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha said his party reached the conclusion that national consensus government was the need of hour and his party would attempt efforts for the same.

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Bir Hospital to get new surgery building





KATHMANDU— The oldest hospital of the country, Bir Hospital, is in the process of getting a separate well-equipped building for surgery within the next two years.

The proposed nine-storey building will have 15 operation theaters.
The new building will have a post-operative ward; a 40-bed surgical ward; an Intensive Care Union (ICU); and a library as well. The new infrastructure will also have the facilities friendly to the senior citizens, disabled and the visitors, the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) says.

It is estimated to cost Rs 3.85 billion to complete the construction in two years. It is being constructed in an area of the old building of the NAMS nursing college which collapsed in the 2015 April earthquake. The building construction was inaugurated by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on March 9.

The hospital that had started its services in 1947 BS with 15 beds has now 450 beds. The NAMS operates Nursing, MBBS, MD classes and training as well.

The post of NAMS Chancellor has been lying vacant since the past five months. As shared by an employee, the delay in appointing the chancellor has caused inconveniences to the operation of hospital regular activities.

Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Sushilnath Pyakurel, said the recommendations have been already made before the minister to make appointments in the posts lying vacant in various health academies.

Similarly, infrastructures are being developed to upgrade the hospital by adding extra services including a helipad service for the first time from the government level.

The hospital has started its service from its branch at Duwakot of Bhaktapur from October 10 as part of its service expansion in line with the policy of the Ministry of Health.

The Duwakot branch provides OPD and surgery at present. OPD service starts from 9 am to 5 pm. The NAMS has permitted the construction of well equipped physical infrastructure for the hospital branch to provide international standard service, said the Hospital’s Director Prof Dr Bhupendra Basnet.

The Ministry of Health has allocated Rs 300 million as per the master plan of the NAMS and provided approximately 570 ropanis of land for the construction of physical infrastructures for the hospital branch.

“Necessary human resources including a medical officer, nurses and assistant health workers have been managed for the hospital branch. Medical equipment and other workforce that includes specialist doctors will also be managed as per need,” said Basnet.

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