Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital, Siraha
The trust has established Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Hospital (PKMMH), a 50 bedded not-for-profit community health care facility, to provide quality health care service to the people of Siraha and other districts of the region. 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. This is one of the most ambitious philanthropic projects of the Phul Kumari Mahato Memorial Trust.
The District Siraha, where the Hospital is located, is one of the least developed districts of Nepal and does not have many health and educational facilities. Siraha District is ranked 64th among 75 districts of the country in mixed development indicator and in human development indicator it is in the 51st position. Most people of the region are involved in the agricultural sector with a considerably low-income level as compared to other districts and the awareness towards health is also poor. Thus, 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 a model village with quality healthcare, educational and self-employment generation facilities.
Inhabitants of 2 municipalities along with 106 villages are directly and indirectly benefited from this hospital. The average literacy rate of the district is 49 percent and 69 percent people don’t have easy access to education. In Siraha, 848 children below 5 yrs age per 1000 suffer from respiratory diseases, which is the highest among 75 districts. Likewise, 277 per 1000 suffer from diarrhea. 54% of children are suffering from malnutrition. These representative facts and figures indicate a poor picture of health in Siraha District. At present, there are only 2 government hospital and 11 health post in the District.
The hospital is expected to serve people of the eastern region of Nepal and particularly Siraha, Dhanusha and Udaypur districts. People from many districts across the border in India will also be benefitted by the quality service of the facility.
Ground Breaking Ceremony:
13th October 2008, Monday [27 Ashwin 2065] by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Pranchanda’
Inauguration Ceremony :
2066 Baisakh, 22 Friday by the Rt. Hon. President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav
Patanjali Yog Bhawan
Yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years and its physical, as well as mental health benefits, are now scientifically proven. To promote yoga among Nepali citizens, the Trust has donated money for the construction of the Phul Kumari Mahato Yog Bhawan in Dhulikhel, Kavre District of Nepal. People from Kathmandu Valley and adjacent districts like Kaveri, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha will be the main beneficiaries of the Yoga Center. The Yog Bhawan is under construction currently.
The Trust also donated a large sum of money for the organization of a Yog Sibir (Yoga Camp) by the renowned Indian Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in 2009. More than 100,000 people took part in the Yoga Camp.
Similarly, the Trust has given grants to Mahila Patanjali Yogpith, Pokhara, Dholhiti Community Health Camp, and so on.