On Oct. 7th the Himalayan Care Hands hospital in Mainapokhari had it’s first anniversary. For that special occasion a group of Dutch and Belgian boardmembers, donors and their friends flew to Nepal to attend the celebrations. They were heartily welcomed by our sister foundation in Kathmandu, the Himali Health Cooperative Society and of course the inhabitants of the remote mountain village. The clinic was well managed by the new established Cooperative Society, its number of members increased which contributed in a good way to the financial self-sustainability.
With a great number of positive speeches it was memorized how difficult it was to construct and establish a clinic in this deprived region, where healthcare was almost not accessible nor available. But now, since it’s opening in 2013, the number of patients increased so much that an expansion of the clinic with a first floor is necessary. Also there is a need for an ambulance to reach patients in even more remote areas in the mountains or to take them in case of emergencies to specialized hospitals in Kathmandu. The visitors were very impressed by the activities and professional management and all are willing to seek ways to support the clinic also in the future.