US envoy hands over health centre


Jun 14, 2018-

A primary health centre, which was ravaged by the devastating earthquake in 2015, has been reconstructed with the assistance of US government at Ramche in Barhabise Municipality, Sindhupalchok.

US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz and Health Minister Upendra Yadav handed over the new building of Barhabise Primary Health Care Centre to the local representatives on Wednesday. The 15-bed health facility was constructed at the cost of $1.8 million.  

“The 2015 earthquakes caused an unimaginable devastation, displacing families, destroying schools, and damaging health facilities. It is in difficult times like this that a helping hand means the most. We are proud that the United States was able to demonstrate our deep friendship with the government and people of Nepal in this time of need,” said Ambassador Teplitz during the handover ceremony.  

The reconstruction project comprised constructing two new buildings, renovating the existing building, and equipping all buildings according to the Ministry of Health and Population standards. The project was implemented by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Minister Yadav thanked the US government for its assistance and expressed hope that the new health centre will provide health facilities to thousands of people in the quake-affected area.

Published: 14-06-2018 07:15

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