Medizinische Hilfe für bedürtiftge Kinder
In Zusammenarbeit mit Dr. Manoj ………
Get to know Dr. Manoj
Unsere Zusammenarbeit begann im Jahr 2014
Dr. Krishna Shresta Manoj is one of 18 pediatric surgeons in Nepal. He works full-time at the Kathmandu Model Hospital, cares for patients at the Siddhi Memorial Hospital in Bhaktapur at the same time and also helps out where he is needed. Due to his close contact to the patients it is possible for him to put families without sufficient financial means in contact with our association.
Since 2014 we have worked closely with Dr. Manoj as Project Nepal and co-financed ten operations in 2014-2018. Half of the costs were covered by us as an NGO and the other half by the hospital. This enabled the children to receive adequate medical care.
In order to expand this cooperation over the next few years and, above all, to make it more stable, we set up a medical fund. This fund enables Dr. Manoj to dispose of a certain monthly sum and thus to plan operations better and to be prepared for emergencies.
Impressions from the Kathmandu Model Hospital
Health System Nepal
The geographical conditions in Nepal make adequate health care in the country very difficult. The many hills and mountain ranges, the inadequate infrastructure and the centralisation of medical care in the large cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara all contribute to the long and arduous road to hospital for many. Once in hospital, patients often have to reckon with long waiting times, as the state institutions usually lack the financial means to guarantee prompt treatment. Although the number of hospitals in the country is not so small, many are privately owned, making care unaffordable for people on low incomes.
In addition to public and private hospitals, there are also non-profit organizations that have offered additional facilities and alternatives since the country’s parliamentary democracy in 1990 as a response to the poor health care situation. These offer good and cheaper care than in the private clinics and offer shorter waiting times than in the state clinics.
And yet even these NGO-run clinics are simply too expensive for many. Because a national health insurance does not exist in Nepal to today.