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Nepal health centre hit by 2015 quake rebuilt, dedicated to people

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A health care centre hit by the 2015 earthquake in and re-built at a cost of USD 1.8 million in American aid was today dedicated to the people of district.

US to and Nepal's for Health and Population Upendra Yadav jointly handed over the newly-reconstructed (BPHCC) in Sindhupalchowk, 100 km east of Kathmandu, to the authority concerned.

This is the first health facility that has been rebuilt with US Agency for International Development (USAID) funds following the 2015 earthquakes, according to a press release issued by the here.

The 15-bedded health centre will provide primary to a remote population of 112,000, including vulnerable infants and mothers suffering from high-risk pregnancies, it said.

The nation was hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 that left nearly, 9,000 people dead and as many as 22,000 injured.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:15 IST