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Reconstructed health-post buildings handed-over in Gorkha

Across Nepal, the 7.8 Magnitude Gorkha Earthquake destroyed completely destroyed 342 health facilities and partially damaged 281 (Ministry of Health, 2015). Under its Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) Plan for Gorkha District, on 13 December 2016, GNI Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) to reconstruct type-2 pre-fabricated health-post buildings in former Phinam, Thumi, Manbu and Lapu VDCs of Gorkha Municipality destroyed in the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015.

Phinam Health-Post: On 30 July 2017, a seven-roomed health-post building with a staff quarter, essential medical equipment and furniture was handed-over at a joint inauguration program chaired by Min Ho Choi, Country Director of GNI Nepal, Mayor of Gorkha Municipality and Public Health Administrator, Gorkha. This health post will benefit approximately 4615 locals.

Lapu Health-Post: On 9 January 2018, Januka Adhikari, Vice-in charge, District Coordination Committee inaugurated a type-2 pre-fabricated health-post building at Lapu by unveiling the signboard. This health post will benefit approximately 1823 locals.

Manbu Health-Post: On 10 January 2018, Januka Adhikari, Vice-in charge, District Coordination Committee and Purna Bahadur Dahal, Chairperson, Aarughat Rural Municipality jointly inaugurated the Karunja Health Post), Manbu, Ward No. 1, Arughat Rural Municipality. This health-post building was built at a cost of 6.22 million rupees and will benefit around 6016 locals.

Thumi Health-Post: On 11 January 2018, a reconstructed health-post building located at Thumi, Ward No.4, Aarughat Rural Municipality was handed over to Mr. Krishna Bahadur Dhamala, Chairperson, Health Facility Operation Management Committee (HFOMC). This health-post building was built at a cost of 7.92 million rupees and will benefit around 4481 locals.

Solar power and inverter backup systems have been installed at all four health-posts. Each health-post has seven rooms: reception, store, clinic/admin room, ante-/post- natal room, sluice, auto-clave and two staff rooms, a porch, and four toilets. For waste disposal, they also have septic tanks, and placenta and soap pits as well.

Solar Panels at Thumi Health Post, Gorkha
Aerial View of Lapu Health Post
Inaugural Ceremony of Lapu Health Post, Gorkha
Toilet Facilities a the Thumi Health Post, Gorkha
Inaugural Ceremony of Lapu Health Post, Gorkha
Placenta Pit constructed at Manbu Health Post, Gorkha

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