16 March 2020 – Increased hospital capacity

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Health services
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Nepal Government has increased hospital capacity across the country, particularly in Kathmandu.

120 new ICU beds will be set up in Kathmandu and 100 new ICU beds in other major hospitals outside Kathmandu. 300 isolation beds have been set up in Kathmandu, with 1000 isolation beds in preparation.

Training is also underway for nurses and doctors to care for patients with COVID-19.
Full details here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qdd-ojshMuImw9RRNFFZepJLEjqxblJx