The inauguration of the Phaplu Maternity Centre took place on 14 April 2018. The last two months before the inauguration have been very hectic, all the trades being under heavy pressure to finish their work on time. Personally, I supported them by working alongside them every day until dawn!
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of the local authorities, the medical personnel and all the tradesmen. A group of 25 Belgians were also there, having organised a 5 day trek on the Solukhumbu 'Monastery Trail' with the inauguration at Paphlu being the highlight.
The inauguration was followed the very next day by a multidisciplinary medical-surgical camp: general practise, gynaecology, cardiology, ultrasounds, dentistry, radiology, orthopedie-traumatologie.
So the great project of the Nepal Mountain Hospital, linked to the earthquake, is completed.
As early as next autumn we will be pursuing the activities of our Mobile Hospital, organising surgical camps in the remotest regions of Nepal, particularly in the North-East where there are populations in need. To make these camps happen your support remains indispensable.
As far as that is concerned, soon after my return from Nepal, I found in my mail a letter from the Ministry of Finance, announcing that the minister had agreed to make donations to the asbl Nepal Mountain Mobile Hospital tax deductible. For me it is recognition by the Belgian government of the work we are doing in Nepal and a great pleasure to be able to give you the news.