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Kathmandu's buildings to be used as isolation centres

2021 May 11, 16:48, Kathmandu
This undate image shows Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel

Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said that treatment of coronavirus infected could be made effective by running isolation centres in the big buildings available in Kathmandu Valley.

Inspecting ‘Radha Swami Covid Isolation and Oxygen Therapy Centre’ today, DPM Pokhrel telephoned Chief Secretary Dr Shankar Das Bairagi and Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidhya Sundar Shakya and directed them to make proper arrangement for running of isolation centres. Radha Swami Covid Isolation and Oxygen Therapy Centre’ is being brought into operation at Basundhara in the capital city for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

After Pokhrel’s direction, Nepali Army is working to bring the centre into operation from this week.

The Radha Swami Centre has provided its building for the operation of an 88-bed isolation centre with oxygen therapy. Preparations have been made to extend the hospital up to 200 beds as per the need.

The KMC would ensure resources and infrastructures required for the isolation centre while Nepali Army would take the responsibility of treatment, security and management.

On the occasion, Clinic Registrar and Colonel of the Nepali Army, Dr Suman Jung Dangol, briefed Deputy Prime Minister Pokhrel about the isolation centre.


Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pohkrel Kathmandu Valley covid-19 isolation Centre Nepal Army Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya
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