Bharatpur, Nepal is located where the east-west highway intersects with the highway to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tourists going to Chitwan National Park to see wildlife go through Bharatpur on the bus. Because of the location, Bharatpur is home to four major hospitals.
College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital; (also known as “Purano Medical College”) http://www.cmsnepal.edu.np/
Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital; http://www.cmc.edu.np/
the Bharatpur District Hospital http://bharatpurhospital.gov.np/, and
the B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, http://www.bpkmch.org.np/
Each of these has their own sprawling complex. There are many smaller ones such as Pushpanjali Community Hospital.
There are fourteen nursing schools in greater Bharatpur.
I’m doing a series of entries on the places I teach when I am in Nepal. I’ve already described Janakpur and Biratnagar as well the National Burn Center in Kirtipur. I would be remiss if I didn’t describe the ones in this city. The challenge is, I spent a lot of time here and I know many people – it’s hard to do justice!
In general, institutions in Bharatpur do not have the kind of hosting arrangements enjoyed by some of the places in Kathmandu enjoy. They all express the interest in developing contacts. If you are from USA and you are looking for a potential partner to collaborate with, Bharatpur is a prime site for such things. Let me know.
You can get organic coffee in Bharatpur these days. When I was there in 2016, I learned that CMC is leasing space for a Lavazza coffee café just inside,off the main entrance.
Focus on Chitwan Medical College (CMC)
the main feature of the ground floor is an interior plaza
CMC has four ICUs.
another ICU. they’ve recently reconfigured their ICUs and relocated.
Nisha Bhandari is one of the senior nurses. She helped CCNEPal when we did four sessions in a row to train 120 MBBS sessions, and now she also does inservice training for other activities.
CMC does an annual faculty development workshop for all disciplines.
Health Professional Education and Research Center.
HPERC is a new initiative of CMC. In the Nepali MBBS education system, , each batch of interns leaves for a year or two working as a Medical Officer. There is incentive for them to accept assignment in a rural or under-served area. HPERC is designed to provide Continuing Medical Education to this group, so they will more easily advance to post-graduate (PG) level and ultimately, training as a specialist with the title of “MD”
Ultimately all Medical Colleges are destined to develop a similar setup.
Nurses desk at Emergency Room
a few pictures of emergency equipment setup.
One of the defibrillators
tour of fundamentals lab at CMC
tour of midwifery lab part one. Siddeshwor took me on a tour of the nursing education facilities, in a different part of town from the Teaching Hospital. I’m always interested to see what kind of learning lab they have.
tour of midwifery part two
On YouTube I posted a series of interviews with nursing leaders, and here is one with the Matron of CMC. In Nepali.
There are not many psyche nurses in Nepal, and Mr. Ramesh Subba is a resource.
I’ve previously described the AT-35 rhythm generator. The video below shows what it does, I took this at CMC back along. (2013)
I have more pictures of the training and the people, but I think this is enough for now. I do not conduct sessions at the District Hospital, but I have pictures of it and many of their nurses have previously taken my training when they were students at CMC or CMS.