Okhaldhunga Community Hospital
Okhaldhunga Community Hospital is a primary care hospital of 50 inpatient beds, with plans to expand towards a 100-bed hospital in the future. It also hosts a Community-Based Rehabilitation programme and a School of Health Science. The hospital is a referral centre for Okhaldhunga District (due south from Everest) and additionally serves people from the surrounding districts, accounting for a population of more than 250,000.
Services - Hospital and Community-based
The hospital provides primary hospital services (general practice level), particularly in the areas of adult medicine and surgery, maternity, paediatrics and orthopaedics. Dentistry and an eye clinic are also available.

The hospital runs a community-based rehabilitation project in Molung and Khijidemba Rural Municipalities, a mental health project in Khijidemba, a child nutrition rehab centre and a maternal waiting home for 24 expectant mothers.

This is one of the more remote hospitals where general practice / family medicine doctors (MDGPs) are trained for their district posting. It also offers Midlevel Practicum training. From 2019 to 2023 the hospital ran a School of Nursing. We are now exploring other options of courses to offer. The hospital has a long history of training medical-related personnel through the School of Health Science. Medical elective students can also take a placement at the hospital.
Facts and Figures from 2022-23*
Outpatients seen
Emergency cases treated
Babies delivered
Patients admitted
Bed occupancy (50 beds)
Surgeries performed
Mothers admitted in waiting home
Total free care
approx. USD 44,000**

*mid-July 2022 to mid-July 2023
** Total free care for OCH includes unrefunded insurance and unpaid service from the Safer Motherhood programme as well as the Medical Assistance Fund.

Vacancies, Volunteers and Electives
There are often opportunities available for new Nepali staff, expatriate volunteers and medical elective placements. Please select the options below!
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Development Projects and Resource Needs
We are seeking funds to repair and improve the wastewater treatment and solar power schemes. There is an ongoing need to subsidise patient treatment for those who cannot afford to pay (Medical Assistance Fund), as well as various equipment needs. Click the links for more details!
Donations to Okhaldhunga Community Hospital are always welcome! If you would like to give, please choose one of the options below and mention 'Okhaldhunga' or 'Medical Assistance Fund Okhaldhunga' or further details with your gift so we ensure it reaches the right place.

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