Nepalgunj – Fattebal Eye Hospital in Nepalgunj has been upgraded with Indian assistance. The hospital was inaugurated on Sunday by Karun Wanshal, Chief of Administration at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

 The new hospital building, constructed with a grant of Rs. 46.6 million from the Government of India, has facilities for general ward, private ward, operating theater, training room, living quarters for doctors and drainage system.Health sector is an important area of focus for Governments of India and Nepal.

Forty percent of Indian citizens have been receiving services from Fattebal, which treats more than 1.5 lakh people annually.

Under reconstruction grant assistance (US $ 50 million) of Government of India to Nepal, total 147 Health Posts are being built across ten districts of Nepal affected by 2015 earthquake. Out of 147, contract for 25 health post have been awarded. India has also gifted 823 ambulances to various government and Not for Profit organizations working in the health sector in Nepal.