Kathmandu Institute of Child HealthKIOCH a not for profit company
A vision created by Prof. Dr. Bhagawan Koirala and Deepak Raj Sapkota for a new, innovative and inclusive way of children healthcare in Nepal.
Kathmandu Valley is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in South Asia with approximately 2 million children and only 475 beds available for specialised children’s care.
Today most of the hospitals are characterized by long queues. KIOCH wants to play a significant role in improving the child health care referral system.
Contrary to current practices, entrances, waiting rooms and the look & feel of this new hospital will be presented in a structured, clean and healthy way.
Serving over 2000 visitors a day from Kathmandu and remote areas, leave hospitals no choice but to arrange multi-consults in one room. However, privacy and one-on-one’s with doctors are essential in making the right diagnosis.
KIOCH will be dedicated to provide the least invasive, most advanced diagnostics and treatments available. The hospital will follow the principle of ‘one-team-approach and patient centred care’.
Damages of the 2015 earthquake are still visible in many hospitals. Maintenance and rebuilding of properties are still creating unsafe conditions for patients every day.
KIOCH’s ambition is to strive for the highest standards at all levels, including embedding proper maintenance from the beginning.
Our multi-specialty children’s hospital will deliver high quality services to all children, rich and poor, through a cost sharing principle, where new doctors and nurses are trained by the best specialists.
According to the WHO, Nepal is far behind on the average number of doctors and nurses needed for its population. This rate can only be improved by training more staff.
Starting with cardiology and oncology, KIOCH builds the foundation for a children’s health care institute that will be 2050 proof.
With access to the best and most innovative medical technology the hospital will be a center of excellence to all children in need of medical care.
Creating satellite networks throughout Nepal to reach children in remote areas, enables us to improve access to health care services elsewhere in the country.
Children from remote areas and in urgent need of specialised care, are adequately helped at our hospital in Kathmandu with additional stay-over possibilities for their families
KIOCH will provide high quality specialized health care to all Nepalese children, irrespective of their economic status.
KIOCH envisions the best children’s health care in Nepal to guarantee a bright and healthy future for generations to come.
Prof. Dr. Bhagawan Koirala
Mr. Deepak Raj Sapkota
Mr. Bhuvan Kumar Dahal
Mr. Birendra Bahadur Basnet
Dr. Jyotindra Sharma
Ms. Bhawani Mishra Rana
Mr. Govinda Prasad Adhikari