A low-cost health clinic was among the first programs developed at KRMEF. It is founded on the principle that one must first give back to the community before being received by them. Medical care is a luxury many villagers and members of the nearby Leprosy colony cannot afford, so KRMEF has created this program to serve the health needs of the less fortunate. We have employed a full-time nurse and a Physician that comes in once a week. We are in the process of securing funding for a Pediatrician and Gynecologist to work once a week as well. KRMEF family members now have become a doctor and a healthcare management personnel to serve the clinic regularly.
During its years of operation, the clinic has served as a great developmental tool for the community. All the patients are provided with a medical file in return for a very small fee. This is important so that they feel a sense of responsibility for the clinic and do not take medical care for granted. It is well-received by everyone and has enriched so many lives.
Since March 2016, the foundation has provided health camps and informative briefs in Kathmandu and the village of Dhading. It has reached over 1,000 people with health tests, treatment, and healthy living expositions.
Although the clinic has begun to offer pathogenic and blood services, it hopes to expand to provide lab services on site. It currently takes the samples to a hospital which takes extra time and resources to get back the results. Recent donations from friends and supporters have increased the number of patients treated at the clinic, showing a glimpse of the potential incoming years.
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