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Message from Director


Bhogendra Raj Dotel

6th director of PHC Revitalization Division.

Health status of Nepalese citizens has improved over the years, albeit inequitably. Disparities in health status continue across wealth quintile, region, caste, ethnicity, and urban settings. The inverse phenomenon of growing dissatisfaction but rising expectations regarding health care services among the citizens is paramount and this has to be penetrated in a reliable way. I am committed to provide free basic health services to all citizens and ensure there is reliable and easy access of health services to urban poor, marginalized and disabled.

Director's Priorities

  • Health Service Delivery

    Escalation of health programs and services in HP, PHCC and hospitals.
  • Health WorkForce

    Ensure competent motivated health professionals for effective management of programs
  • Health Information

    Ensure availability of relevant / reliable information on a regular basis.
  • Medicines, vaccines and technologies

    Regular availability of essential medicines, diagnostics / equipment for NCD management
  • Governance and Leadership

    Ensure active and committed leadership
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Programs and Initiatives

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  • Since 2007, Nepal has adopted a policy of free health care services to the poor and vulnerable citizens attending primary health care centers and district hospitals.
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  • The Package of Essential Non-communicable Diseases (PEN) has been introduced to screen, diagnose, treat and refer CVD, COPD, cancer, diabetes, and mental health.
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  • Social Audit Program assesses the strengths and weaknesses, implementation status, and key achievements and challenges of a number of social audit approaches implemented by DoHS.
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  • Special Health Camps not just provide health services but creates an environment where the whole community gets sensitized about health issues.
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The MoHP Nepal endorsed PEN protocols 1 and 2 in July 2016. Protocol -1 is for Health Post  (HP) and protocol-2 is for Primary Health Care Centre(PHCC). These protocols are developed based on the country context following the Multi-sectoral Action Plan (2014-2020), National Health Policy- 2014.The protocol is a tool for implementing the Package of Essential Non-communicable Diseases ( PEN) for primary care in low-resource settings. It is an innovative and action-oriented set of cost-effective interventions that can be delivered to an acceptable quality of care, even in resource-poor settings. These tools will enable early detection and management of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer to prevent life threatening complications (e.g. heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, blindness). Basic principles of both protocols are 5As in order to simplify the process and use the protocol effectively as following.

            Action 1 to  5 (step by step)

            Action 1: Ask

            Action 2: Assess

            Action 3: Estimate CVD risk

            Action 4: Refer if necessary

            Action 5: Counsel and treat as necessary


PHCRD Statistics


500 HFs

PEN Initiation



Urban Health Centres



Health Programs


1752 HFs

Social Audit

Staff Members

  • Sagar Dahal
    Sr. PHA
    Mob: 9851193947

  • Sudip Ale
    Public Health Officer
    Mob: 9849301365

  • Kashinath Shrestha
    Section Officer
    Mob: 9842029322

  • Kumar Paudel
    Section Officer
    Mob: 9844035878

  • Bijaya Kranti Shakya
    Public Health Officer
    Mob: 9843742007

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Director Message

Website of PHCRD is a stepping stone to unearth new avenues of information concerns of stakeholders and different actors. This website will try to bridge information gap between different actors in regard to the activities of our organization. I welcome you all to provide invaluable feedback and suggestions to make this website beneficial to everyone concerned.

Bhogendra Raj Dotel


  info (@) phcrd.gov.np
  Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal

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