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Nepal Mountaineering Association is establishing first-ever satellite hospital at Kakani

KATHMANDU: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is establishing first-ever satellite hospital at Kakani in Nuwakot district aiming to facilitate mountaineers, trekkers and others associated with tour and trekking.

According to NMA, the satellite hospital of 200 beds capacity will be constructed with an initial investment of Rs 550 million.

With the construction of the satellite hospitals, whose central workstation will be located in Kathmandu, NMA believes there will be remarkable decrease in the mountaineering and trekking related injuries and deaths.

Under the coordination of the central workstation, mobile satellite hospitals–equipped with modern technology, equipment and staffed with teams of specialists–will be operated at major trekking routes and mountaineering routes across the country, said NMA.

“These hospitals would provide services to the mountaineers, trekkers, workers affiliated to the mountaineering and trekking areas and the workers’ family members. We are looking forward to catering the needy people with efficient service and instructions. These hospitals will bring marked decrease in the mountaineering and trekking related deaths and injuries,” said NMA President Ang Tshering Sherpa.

President Sherpa said that such satellite hospitals would be established in Kyangjing Gumba in Langtang, Samagaun in Manaslu, Muktinath of Annapurna trekking route and along the feasible locations of other major peaks.

Generally, those working in the field of mountaineering and trekking suffer from heart attack, paralysis, tuberculosis, altitude sickness, among others. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, August 16th, 2015 | 12:03 PM

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