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Who We Are

Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital (SRCH) is a non-profit, charitable healthcare facility located in Hetauda, Ward no.6, Makwanpur, Nepal. Established in 2019 by Mountain Heart Nepal, a non-governmental organization (NGO), the hospital was created as part of the Makwanpur Hospital Project, which was funded by Direct Relief, a California-based organization ranked among the world’s top ten best charities.

SRCH’s not-for-profit status means it cannot receive equity funding. To build the hospital and achieve self-sustainability in its early years, donor funding serves as the primary source of working capital. Additionally, the hospital also receives government grants, individual and corporate donations. Once the hospital becomes operational and produces surplus revenue through service fees, these funds are reinvested into the hospital’s mission and programs. 

Embodying the spirit of democracy, SRCH’s inclusive collaboration with vulnerable communities contributes to sustainable development goals. The hospital acts as a lifesaver, problem solver, job creator, trusted advisor and revenue generator in enhancing health, education and resilience. But, more than that, the hospital is a connector, link and leader in connecting people from rural to urban areas to receive affordable and accessible health services. 

How the hospital is run: 

Board of Directors: The board of directors are ultimately responsible for all policy and decisions of the hospital. The Chairperson is the leader who is responsible for establishing and delivering the hospital’s overall strategy and policy priorities. 

Hospital Management Committee: The hospital management committee is made up of some members of the board and senior executive staff. Every month members of the hospital management committee meet to discuss the most important issue of the hospital. 

Departments: Departments of Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital are responsible for putting hospital policy into practice. Some of the departments at the hospital include Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Clinical and Non-clinical departments. 

Internal Audit Committee: The internal audit committee consists of one financial expert and two members who are not involved in day to day operation of the hospital. They carry out an internal appraisal to review its activities and then accurately and honestly report on the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls and their contribution to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives and make recommendations for improvement. 

Logo Statement: Lotus is considered a sacred flower. It grows in the deep mud, away from the sun. But, sooner or later, it finds a way to bloom and grow towards the light, symbolizing enlightenment. Despite growing in murky water, it has no stains showing signs of purity. The geometric lines represent alliances, strength and forward-thinking. While lotus showcases many different colours, light blue represents healing, tranquillity, intelligence, wisdom and knowledge. Finally, the central bud that holds the petals signifies the centre of pure consciousness.

Meaning of Siddhasthali: The word “Siddha” means enlightenment and “thali” means a place in Sanskrit. Hence the hospital name “Siddhasthali” means the place of enlightenment. The idea behind the word Siddhasthali is that whoever wants to become great among you and have a meaningful life “enlighten” may wish to get involved and contribute to this hospital.

About Mountain Heart Nepal (

Mountain Heart Nepal (MHN) – a non-profit NGO founded by volunteer medical professionals of Nepal to support emergency response and rural medicine in Nepal. The Mountain Heart Nepal community has taught us that healthcare means so much more than the relationship between medicine and doctor. Therefore, Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital, established by the Siddhasthali Hospital Project of Mountain Heart Nepal, touches the core of all sorts of social determinants of health- including education, economic and environmental considerations to promote good health for all.

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