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Naya Shakti is for prosperous and development, says Bhattarai

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KATHMANDU —Recently formed Naya Shakti Nepal’s Chief Baburam Bhattarai has said that his party is for Nepal’s prosperous and development and ready bear historic responsibility to make them reality.

“Naya Shakti Nepal is different than other parties and will present a specific road map for economic development and prosperity for discussion at the party’s discussion session,” Bhattari said while announcing the official formation of Naya Shakti party at a special ceremony held at Dasharath Stadium on Sunday.

Bhattarai said his party would practice the inclusive and participatory democracy, keeping in mind three clusters of Khas-Arya, Janajati and Madhesi populations.

“We can make Nepal one of the richest nations of the world within just 25 years, within my lifetime,” he claimed, adding Nepal could reap great benefits from its natural resources including water, land and forests.

“We should develop Nepal by bringing in capital and technology from our both neighbours: India and China,” Bhattarai said adding Nepal should develop itself as a dynamic bridge between two global economic giants.

The former prime minister also said that his party would advocate for directly elected presidential rule so as to create political stability and therefore a favourable environment for development.

“If we want peace and stability in the nation,” Bhattarai said, “We need to ensure proportional representation of all these clusters in all parties and the state mechanisms.”

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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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