Kanti Children’s Hospital is the only government children’s hospital in Nepal and is located in the capital city, Kathmandu.
The hospital has 352 beds; 52 of these are ICU-level beds for neonates, paediatrics and surgery. The hospital currently offers a range of medical specialties for children up to the age of 14 years, including medicine, surgery, burns, oncology (cancer) and cardiology care for inpatients. There is also an outpatient service and emergency department which see several hundred patients a day.
The hospital was initially established in 1963, with support from the USSR and the recent 52-bedded ICU was built by the Japanese government. The hospital is overseen by the Kanti Children’s Hospital Development Board which is accountable to the Ministry of Health, Nepal. Over the last 20 years, Kanti Children’s Hospital has expanded its services and staff and continues to develop the quality of care offered to children. So the Child May Live has been supporting the hospital for over 25 years and was instrumental in establishing the oncology (cancer) service there.
More information on the hospital can be found in the following link: https://kantichildrenhospital.gov.np/en
In 2013, Kanti Children’s Hospital signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, to work together as a partnership, and this was renewed in 2018.
Professor Dr RP Biccha holds the position of Director of Kanti Children’s Hospital for the third time. He has visited Alder Hey and strongly supports the partnership.