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I just finished four days of training the staff of Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital in Bharatpur, Nepal. If you include the thirty people from last year, I have now trained about 140 nurses and doctors and medical students in Cardiac Life Support at CMC, the most of any individual hospital in the country.
Bharatpur is a medical nexus for the Terai. People come from long distances to seek medical treatment here. more than fifty per cent of the population of Nepal lives in the Terai.
I think there is a myth or fantasy that somehow, this part of Nepal consists only of thatched roof buildings and that they are only capable of delivering elementary care in a collection of dirt-floor huts made of mud-brick. If you read the statements of people in Kathmandu, (whom I will not name) they seem to say that nobody outside Kathmandu can possibly know what they are doing.
I have had the opportunity to spend time here, get to know people, watch them in action, and look at their physical plant and equipment.
IN SUMMARY: they have modern buildings and equipment and they are offering a high standard of critical care services appropriate to the needs of the community. They do know what they are doing, here.
I decided to take some photos. I love wordpress but this is not the easiest way to post photos, and so I am creating a photo album on the FaceBook page for CCNEPal.