Access to healthcare is not straightforward for many in Gorkha. Understaffed and ill-equipped facilities, challenging terrain, inadequate transport infrastructure and lack of basic understanding of healthcare and sanitation practices among the (often illiterate) poor, make this a crucial area for development.
Gorkha Foundation assists doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in the region by providing them with quality tools and support to advance the standard of care for communities.
Through our work with the hospitals in Amppipal, Jaubari and Gorkha Bazaar (the three main health facilities in the district), we are able to serve almost 50% of the region’s population.
Amppipal hospital has general outpatient and inpatient services with laboratory, X-ray and ultrasound diagnostic facilities. It provides the only regular surgical service in Gorkha and the adjacent district of Lamjung. It offers 46-bed inpatient treatment and the outpatient department treats on average 70 patients daily.