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Corona Update Nepal

Star Hospital

Abhishek Subedi June 20, 2020

Star Hospital is the first hospital to meet the standards set by the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal.  The hospital is located in the Sanepa Height of the Lalitpur district. It was established in the year 2007 as a 50 bedded multispeciality  hospital. The hospital has 22 specialty centres and features state of the art modular operation theatres. It also owns and manages two educational institutions; Modern Technical College and Star Academy. Modern Technical College offers Bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Technology and produces proficient bachelor- level lab technicians and Star Academy offers PCL Nursing course.

Though the spectrum of services provided by the hospital in the initial stage was minimal, it had a great positive impact on all civilians and medical professionals. The hospital has  produced a skilled health workforce to meet the country’s needs and also to function as a centre in the field of tropical and infectious diseases. It aims to be the centre of excellence in patient care, teaching and health sector research.

Star Hospital

Star hospital is rapidly developing its standard into the true multi speciality and super speciality hospital with the experts in Diagnostic imaging and Therapeutic areas. The hospital is equipped with Professional doctors and staff members who have dedicated their effort towards the treatment and care of the patient.  It is located in the Phulchowki of the Lalitpur district. Even though hospitals have only been providing service for a short period of time, it has marked its own mark in the health care centres. The hospital has provided a wide range of services to the community starting from emergency care to general, medical and surgical care in numbers of medical and surgical subspecialties. It has remarked its own journey in the path of providing better comprehensive care and services to the people.

Main Vision of Star Hospital

  • The long term vision of the hospital is to establish a well equipped multi speciality hospital which would be able to give quality services at reasonable cost under the same umbrella with a motto of ”Compassionate Care with Comfort”.

Services of The Hospital

Star hospital has continued to make big efforts into the path of health care in the nation. It has provided a wide range of services to the community starting from emergency care to general, medical and surgical care in numbers of medical and surgical subspecialties. The hospital is rapidly developing its standard into the true multi speciality and super speciality hospital with the experts in Diagnostic imaging and Therapeutic areas.   

1. Outpatient Department Services

The OPD services of the hospital runs from Sunday to Friday and is closed during the public holidays. It provides its OPD service from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The patients and visitors have to register for the service from the reception counter at the main lobby of the Hospital. As it is the tertiary level health care centre it has various departments from where many care are provided to the patient. They provide general check up, comprehensive care, paediatric and adult chest, heart, gastro- hepatic, neurological and endocrinology, general and specialized surgery, female health problems and obstetrics care, skin and sexually transmitted disease, mental health issues and de- addiction. The hospital also has extensive OPD services like pre anaesthesia check up, Orthopaedic check up, head, neck, ear, eye and nose clinic and whole range of oral and maxillofacial services.

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Speech therapy , Yoga and clinic, dental surgery and De- addiction clinics are also fully functioning services at the hospital. 

2. In Patient Department

The hospital is the 100 bedded hospital . The patient services provided by the hospital are prompt and efficient through the huge infrastructure, ample bed facility and quality and experienced doctors and staff. Each clinic has its own inpatient ward and a core team of dedicated staff. Separate Ward blocks for Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health Care (MCH) are present in Hospital along with a multicomplex for Orthopaedics, ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Oral Surgery. There is Intensive Care Units (ICU) for paediatrics (PICU), Neonates (NICU), Maternal (MICU), Deluxe (DICU) and general. A Separate Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Medical ICU also runs as Inpatient Service. Tropical Ward (part of the Medical ward) provides care and treatment for tropical and infectious diseases patients separately. The hospital also provides free meals to the patient. 

3. Emergency Department

The emergency department is well prepared for disasters, adequate resuscitation areas, trained and updated paramedics . It has the protocol following system (management, admission and referral) and maintains the confidentiality of the patient. The emergency services are research oriented. Fully equipped emergency lab and radio diagnostic services, emergency response system with Trained assistant (First aid and BLS training) and ambulance. The hospital has the 24 hour emergency throughout the 365 days of the year. It is well equipped with 2 critical care beds (supported by individual bed-side cardiac monitors, syringe/infusion pumps, defibrillator and multi-purpose ventilator, which is fit as a portable ventilator for transporting patients to ICU/CCU/NICU etc). 

4. Clinical Laboratory

There are three separate labs in the hospital carrying out all the necessary tests such as biochemistry, microbiology and pathology. Culture sensitivity, staining procedures, Microscopy, Stool occult blood, Blood for Malaria parasites (PS and QBC) and microfilaria, Bone marrow/splenic aspirate for LD bodies, Optimal, rk39, DAT, and a wide range of immunological services for different diseases are performed.

The tests like Histopathology, Cytopathology (FNAC/USG Guided FNAC/CT guided FNAC/PAP Smears/Fluids/Sputum/BAL), Hematology (CBC, Urine for RE and Ketone Bodies, Bence Jones Protein, Pregnancy ELISA, Semen Analysis, Body fluid analysis, AEC, ESR, Retics, PS, BT, CT, PT, aPTT, HbF, Osmotic fragility, Coombs test, Blood grouping, G6PD, BM Cytology, PS for Cytology, etc.), Special staining and chemistry, Cyto Special Staining (AFB/PAS/Mucicarmine), Histo special staining (AFB, PAS, Giemsa, Oil Red O, Masson Trichrome, Congo Red, Reticulin, Melanin bleach, Iron stain, Gram’s staining, etc.) and Cytochemistry (MPO/PAS/Sudan Black). Immunohistochemistry (B-cell, T-cell, CD stains, desmin, ER, PR, EMA, NSE, Thyroglobulin, CEA, AFP, etc) are also done.

5. Radio Diagnostic Services

The services provided by the radiology department of the hospital are as follows

  • X-Ray, CT-Scan, MRI, USG (Video X-Ray) – available round-the-clock
  • Colour Doppler with flow studies
  • Bedside X-Ray through latest portable machine

6. Operation Theatre and minor procedures

The hospital has fully equipped operation theatres where minor to major surgery is performed. Minor procedures like cardiology services such as ECG, TMT (Treadmill Stress Test), ABMP, Holter, Echo, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angiography & Angioplasty, Renal Angiography , PTMC, PPI, TPI, Pericardiocentesis . Endoscopy and Colonoscopy are performed under gastro- hepatology service. Peritoneocentesis, pleural fluid tappings, Bronchoscopy and PFTs are performed routinely. Dialysis Services (Peritoneal and Hemodialysis) are also done routinely. OT services (major, intermediate, minor and Day care OT services) are provided by the department of General surgery under Gastrointestinal surgery, open urology, Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Endourology surgery and Laparoscopy surgery.

7. Immunization

Star hospital have been providing this service to make a National strategy to eradicate the different kinds of diseases from children in Nepal successfully. It is conducted under the national program and serves the children under one year of age. The immunization program covers the vaccines such as DPT, Polio, BCG, Measles, T.T and Hepatitis B. 

8. Family Planning Program

The hospital has been providing family health services free of cost including family planning means and methods like condom, IUCD, Depo-Provera and contraceptive pills. 

10. DOTs Clinic

The hospital also has a separate DOTs clinic. This clinic provides a facility for diagnosis, treatment and management of complications.

11. Community Programs

In addition to clinical services, the hospital also arranges many mobile clinics and outreach clinics with the partnership with different NGOs and other international organizations. The hospital sends doctors and nurses for managing the community health outposts in order to deliver healthcare services at the grass root level. 


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