People living in the Hospital catchment area have the ability and understanding to access excellent health care leading to healthier lifestyles


Create an environment such that people living within the Hospital catchment area use PKMMH as their first choice for health care and are treated with excellent customer care.


PKMMT established Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital (PKMMH) in Karjanha-2, Siraha, a 50 bedded not-for-profit community health care facility, to provide quality health care service to the people of Siraha and other nearby districts. The Hospital was inaugurated by the President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav on 4th May 2012. The foundation stone of the hospital building was laid by the then Prime Minister of Nepal Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on 13th October 2008.  PKMMH, with an area of 74,250 sq. ft is one of the most ambitious philanthropic projects of the Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Trust.

Siraha is one of the least developed districts of Nepal and does not have many health and educational facilities. Siraha District is ranked  11th  among 75 districts of the country in terms of having the highest Human Poverty Index (HPI) and in terms of Human Development Indicators it is in the 13th lowest position. In terms of Per Capita Income (PCI), Siraha is 12th lowest[1].  Most people in the region are involved in the agricultural sector and health awareness is poor.

Being an organization dedicated to the welfare of poor and needy people, the Trust took the decision to establish the Hospital in Siraha district. The Trust has a vision of making Karjanha, Siraha, where the Hospital is located and the birthplace of Upendra Mahato, a model village with quality health care, educational and self-employment generation facilities.

Inhabitants of two municipalities along with 106 villages are directly and indirectly benefited from PKMMH. Siraha’s literacy rate is at 50 percent[2], 62% males and 39% females.  Other statistics include[3]:

  • 84% of Hhlds use a tube well/hand pump for their drinking water;
  • 37% of Hhlds use wood; 57% use cow dung for cooking;
  • 67% of Hhlds depend on electricity for lighting; 30% use kerosene;
  • 79% of Hhlds have no toilet facility; and
  • 2% of Hhlds have a computer; 36% a radio; 36% a TV; 56% own a mobile phone
  • 40% of children under age 5 are malnourished
  • 848 children below 5 yrs age per 1000 suffers from respiratory diseases, which is the highest among 75 districts.
  • 277 per 1000 suffer from diarrhea.

At present, there are only 2 government hospital and 11 health post in the District.

PKMMH serves people from the eastern region of Nepal with a focus on  Siraha, Dhanusha and Udaypur districts. People from India are also benefitted by PKMMH.

[1] See UNDP Nepal Human Development Report (2014) http://www.np.undp.org/content/nepal/en/home/library/human_development/human-development-report-2014/

[2] Nepal 2011 census

[3] Nepal 2011 census, Siraha District 118,000 households.

PKMMH Departments

There are two major operational areas at PKMMH. These include Medical and Administration.

The PKMMH Medical Director manages all Medical Divisions providing direct services to patients.  These include doctors, nurses, health assistants, etc.  The Medical divisions include Emergency, Lab, Radiology, Operating Theatre, Dental, and Wards.
Administration provides support services for creating improved community health.

The CEO manages all Administrative divisions which includes Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Store/Cash Counter, Maintenance, Drivers and Security.

Services (24/7)

  • Emergency Ward.
  • IPD-Male/Female/Pediatric Wards.
  • Pediatric Ward.
  • Operating Theatre.
  • OPD.
  • ICU
  • NICU
  • Nursery
  • Radiology (Ultrasound/200mA X-ray with CR system).
  • Pathology Laboratory  (Biochemical  Automatic Hematology, Sodium Potassium, and Serum Protein Analyzers).
  • Digital Ultrasound.
  • Bronchial Asthma & Diabetic
  • Seizure Clinic
  • Developmental Clinic
  • Painless Vaginal Delivery
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pharmacy.
  • Ambulance.
  • Restaurant.
Pediatric department

Specialist Services[1]

  • Gyne and Obstetrician
  • Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine
  • Surgeon
  • Dermatologist
  • General Physician
  • Anesthetist
  • Orthopedics
  • Alternative medicine (Vaidya- Ayurveda)

Other facilities

  • Obstetrics/ Labor room
  • Red Cross Blood Bank
  • Employee facilities

OPD Service

OPD Service hours: 9:00 AM to 12:00, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

OPD Ticket Counter:

Thursday -Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 12:00;  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


PKMMH Laboratory

Ultrasound Equipment:
  ACUSON X300 (Ergo Dynamic) ultrasound system, premium edition. The ACUSON X300 PE supports customizable labeled measurements (20B-mode, 5 Dopper and 5M-mode) for the following exam types; Abdomen, Muskuloskeletal, Breast, Thyroid, Testicle, Venous, Renal, Pediatric abdomen, Neonatal head, Superficial Muskulosketetal, Digital, Small parts and Aorta.

X-Ray (Siemens MM15 with Multix Ease & Standix): The multiphase 15 is a high-frequency X-ray generator with an output of 15kw. It is suitable for radiography and fluoroscopy of all parts of the body. Together with the motorized table Klinoskop H, it forms a complete radiographic system for a diagnostic center. Connected to a Multix Basic System enables exposures of all anatomical regions as well as for orthopedic and trauma diagnosis.

Operating Theatre

At PKMMH we have a very modern Operating Theatre which includes an OT Table, Lead OT lamp, Monitors, Cautery Machine, Pulse oximeter, Defibrillator with the scrub station, changing room, post-operative room, central medical gas supply.  Our medical team provides the following operations:
LSCS, Hernia, Appendicectomy, Hydrocele, Lipoma, Excision of the cyst. Circumcision and many other minors and intermediate Operations.  Please consult with PKMMH physicians for these needs.


At PKMMH we provide the following routine and special tests:

  • Analyzer
    • Biochemistry Analyzer
    • Na/k (Electrolyte) Analyzer
    • Protein Analyzer for HbA1c, Micro protein, Microalbumin & serology quantity method, CRP
  • All microscopic examinations, e.g. body fluids
  • Coagulase profile
  • Serological test

Laboratory Services:

  • Hematology tests
    • CBC- Reticulocyte count
    • AEC-ESR-PLT count-P/S
    • ABO grouping
  • Biochemistry tests:
  • LFT, RFT, Lipid Profile
  • Cardiac Enzyme
  • Diabetic Profile (HbA1c, Microalbumin, BSF, BSPP, BSR)
  • Coagulase Profile: BT, CT, PT, PTT, etc.
  • Serological Test: HIV, HBsAg, HCV, RPR, Wedal Test, RF, ASO
  • Body Fluid Exams:
    • Stool R/E, Occult blood test, Reducing sugar
    • Urine R/E, Urine sugar, Ketone body
    • CSF R/E, Plural fluid R/E

Sample Collection hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Emergency Room (ER)

PKMMH emergency ward.

Medical treatment facilities specialized in acute patient care without prior appointment.  The ER provides initial treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries.  ER consists of seven beds; including one bed with a cardiac monitor for critical care patients.  There is also one bed for dressing and orthopedic treatment.

ER equipment includes defibrillator for cardiac arrest, pulse oximeter, suction machine, ECG, nebulizer and central medical gas.  At the ER PKMMH provides dressing and suturing, emergency medications, bleeding control set and a glucometer.

Additional Information:


The PKMMH family restaurant offers a variety of reasonably priced fresh foods, beverages and packaged items to patients and visitors.  The Restaurant has free television and internet services for a nominal charge.  Hours: 6 AM-9 PM.

Waste Management

PKMMH practices waste segregation at the source and have a waste management committee, which handles waste as per government rules and regulations. PKMMH is committed to minimizing the use of heavy metals or poisonous substances containing elements/compounds, e.g. lead paint, mercury, etc. Organic solid waste is buried in the ground and dry waste is incinerated in an on-site incinerator. Health care /risk waste is collected separately and managed through an autoclave and incinerator. Greywater is discharged into a canal and sewage is discharged through a septic tank and soak pit. The spillage of chemicals is disposed of in a sealed soak pit.

Disaster Management

PKMMH has established and maintains procedures to identify the potential for and respond to disaster cases, e.g. accidents and emergency situations, fires and earthquake) and for preventing and mitigating the environmental impacts associated with them. PKMMH will periodically test such procedures where applicable. Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, sirens, and hooter are located throughout the Hospital. Provisions for emergency exits and safe zones (open space) are maintained.


  • Source: One deep tube well
  • Consumption per day: 14,000 L
  • Drinking water sources/process: Filtration plant
  • Underground tank: 40,000 L capacity


Sources: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Solar and 62.5 kVA Generator

  • Electricity consumption: 28,800 kWh /month
  • Maximum Demand: 150 kVA
  • Transformer: 200 kVA

[1] Services provided by Nepal Mediciti and other Hospitals on a visiting basis

 Know DOCTORS at Phul Kumari Hospital (PKKMH)

Dr. Shiv Shankar Shah, MDGP
Dr. Shyam Shah, CEO, PKMMH
   MD Anesthesia, Critical Care  
   PKMMH, Karjanha, Siraha

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