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Nepal health centre hit by 2015 quake rebuilt, dedicated to people

KATHMANDU: A health care centre hit by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal and re-built at a cost of $1.8 million in American aid was on Wednesday dedicated to the people of Sindhupalchowk district.

US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz and Nepal’s Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav jointly handed over the newly-reconstructed Barhabise Primary Health Care Centre (BPHCC) in Sindhupalchowk, 100 km east of Kathmandu, to the authority concerned.

This is the first health facility that has been rebuilt with US Agency for International Development (USAID) funds following the 2015 earthquakes, according to a press release issued by the US Embassy here.

The 15-bedded health centre will provide primary health care services to a remote population of 112,000, including vulnerable infants and mothers suffering from high-risk pregnancies, it said.

The Himalayan nation was hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 that left nearly, 9,000 people dead and as many as 22,000 injured.
Source: Bing News ले छापेको छ ।

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