Dec 02, Kathmandu- Beds have been added to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bharatpur Hospital.
By adding four state-of-the-art beds with ventilators, the total number has been increased to 38. The spokesperson of the hospital, Dr. Gobinda Kandel, said that the addition was made due to the lack of beds according to the patient population. According to him, the hospital's intensive care unit has an almost 100% occupancy rate.
One bed has been reserved for snake bite patients. The intensive care unit of a private hospital costs around Rs 15,000 per day, while the bed fee of a government hospital is only Rs 2,000 per day. According to the chief medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Shriram Tiwari, in addition, a 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit and a six-bed PICU are in operation.
There are six hundred beds in the hospital. Patients from neighbouring districts including Chitwan come here for treatment. This is a federal hospital. Up to 3,000 patients come here daily for treatment at the outpatient service.