The Bir Hospital has brought VIP and VVIP wards into operation. A fully equipped three-bed ward in the surgical building has a guest and visitor's hall, said the hospital director Dr Santosh Paudel.
Two beds have been already allocated for VIP and VVIP persons on the first floor of the old building of the hospital. Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet on Tuesday inaugurated the VIP and VVIP wards amid a function.
Beds have been added so patients get treatment for all sorts of diseases, said the minister.
"We have formed a 15-member team of specialist doctors from government and private hospitals for the same. The team of doctors provides treatment. No one needs to go to foreign countries for medical treatment," he said.
Minister Basnet also directed office bearers of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) and Bir Hospital to make the hospital service more effective.
Members of the VIP and VVIP treatment specialist committee led by the NAMS chancellor Prof Dr Bhupendra Kumar Basnet are Dr Kiran Shrestha, Dr Dhurba Gaire, Dr Rabiram Shrestha, Dr Shaili Pradhan, Dr Bhagawan Koirala, Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha, Dr Mahesh Adhikari, Dr Subhash Acharya, Dr Sanduk Ruit, Dr Shashi Sharma, Dr Ratna Gajurel, Dr Badri Rijal, Dr Man Bahadur Gajurel and Dr Ramesh Chokhani.