Goals / Starting point for the construction of a new medical centre in Bhorle, Rasuwa
The location of the new medical centre is difficult to access in a remote valley in the southern foothills of the Himalayas between Kathmandu (ca. 60 miles to the South) and the Chinese border (ca. 25 miles to the North). The distance from Betang where we’ve built the first medical centre in 2018, to Bhorle is about 5 hours on foot. Due to the steep slopes, the area around Bhorle is accessible only in the dry season via a very minor road. Generally, people have to make all journeys on foot. This situation is particularly critical for ill people and pregnant women who have to walk more than 15 miles to reach the village of Dhunche where the nearest health centre is situated. The people therefore don’t have access to adequate primary healthcare.
The primary goal of the project is improvement of the health status of the population, especially of the women and girls around Bhorle. Approximately 6,000 people live in the catchment area.
The goal is to permanently improve the primary healthcare in Bhorle by erection of a small medical centre and to serve as a consulting centre for the people of the region. Currently, there only are sporadic visits of a nurse. In future, a full-time nurse, paid by the government, will render her services. A doctor can be called in for difficult cases.