Khunde hospital is located in Kunde village at an altitude of 3,840 meters of the Mt. Everest region was built in 1966 by Sir Edmund Hillary on the request of Sherpa Community. It is a 15 bedded hospital, which provides OPD service, delivery and maternal/child health service, distribution of contraceptive and immunization service, inpatient and outpatient service and pathology service. The hospital is operated by a doctor in charge and a medical officer along with a nurse, CMA, ANM, and Lab technician. The hospital has expanded its services to village health clinics at Phortse, Thame, and Monju. The Hospital and its peripheral outreach clinics are entirely funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, Canada since 1977. The hospital is being managed under the constitution of Himalayan Trust Nepal.  

 

Its service is not only focused on treatment only but to promote preventive health programme through its periphery health clinics by health education, vaccination, family planning and maternity services.

Kunde Hospital was staffed by volunteer doctors from New Zealand and Canada from 1966 to 2001 assisted by local health workers. But from 2002, the hospital is totally staffed by local doctors and health workers.  Overseas foreign doctors having specialization can serve as a volunteer for short term period with advance approval from the doctor-in-charge at Kunde Hospital. But the hospital does not entertain any Elective Medical Students for their experiences.

Kunde Hospital supervises 3 periphery village health clinics. Namely Thami health clinic, Portse health clinic and Monzo health clinic.

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