Kathmandu /Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri inaugurated the newly-constructed building of the Tribhuvan-Chandra Military Hospital here today. Health services to the soldiers and their dependants have also been started from this building rebuilt with the investment through the Army Welfare Fund.
The hospital was constructed in commemoration of the Nepali soldiers who fought in the First World War in 1914 on behalf the British. The hospital was constructed with the cooperation of the British government at that time.
The health services which were provided from this hospital were closed after the hospital building suffered damages due to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. The Tribhuvan-Chandra Military Hospital is an extension of the Birendra Army Hospital located at Chhauni.
Emergency and OPD services will be provided to the serving and retired Nepalese Army soldiers and to their dependents from this hospital.
On the occasion, CoAS Chhetri said that a new three-storied well-facilitated hospital building has been constructed in its former architectural style. He described the building as a historical heritage.
The Army chief said, “The historical importance of the building has been maintained. The number of patients has been reduced at the Chhauni-based hospital and the beneficiaries can now avail of the health treatment services from the central part of the capital in an easy manner.”He said the Army also has the plan to provide health services to the general public in future.
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