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Who We Are

Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital (SRCH) is a not for profit hospital located in Hetauda, Ward no.6, Makwanpur, Nepal. It was established in 2019 by Mountain Heart Nepal (a non-profit NGO) with the initial support from the World’s Top 10 Best Charity- Direct Relief. The hospital is governed by five board of directors who are young medical doctors with diverse medical expertise and proven leadership. While the Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City Office has provided license to operate the main hospital, its satellite clinics are registered and regulated at each local body. 

Since Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital is a non-profit organization, it cannot raise equity funding. In order to construct the hospital and be self-sustaining in the first years of operation, donor funding is the basis for its working capital. Additionally, the hospital also receives government grants, individual and corporate donations. Once the hospital is operational and generates surplus revenues through the hospital service charges, these are reinvested in the hospital’s mission and programs. 

Like the building block for democracy, Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital inclusive engagement with the vulnerable community contributes to sustainable development goals. The hospital acts as a problem solver, job creator, trusted advisor and revenue generator in enhancing health, education and resilence. More than that, the hospital is connector, link and leader in connecting people from rural to urban areas to receive affordable and free health services. 

How 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 to establish and deliver the hospital’s overall strategy and policy priorities. 

Hospital Management Committee: The hospital management committee is made up of some members of board and senior executive staffs. Every month member 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 Resource, Procurement, Clinical and Non-clinical departments. 

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 the sign 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 come and spend time in this hospital (volunteering opportunity for both locals and foreign doctors to serve the needy).

About Mountain Heart Nepal (www.mhn.org.np)

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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