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PM lays foundation stone of Ayurvedic hospital in Jhapa

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JHAPA — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today laid a foundation stone of an Ayurvedic Hospital at Kamal rural municipality-7 in Jhapa.

The facility going to be constructed by the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction under the Ministry of Urban Development will have 50 beds.

It is said to have an emergency ward, an OPD, a surgery section, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a pharmacy and pathology services.

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Earlier, nine people collectively donated two bigha of land for the construction of the building. A bigha is equal to about 6,773 square meters.

The Department’s division office plans to complete construction works by the next 22 months and it is estimated to coast Rs 172 million to build a two and half story structure, as said by project supervision committee coordinator Mani Kumar Bhandari.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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