Nepal Public Health Foundation was awarded a project by Primary Health Care Revitalization Division (PHCRD) to develop the Basic Health Care Package (BHSP) and its operational guideline. The BHSP provides a comprehensive list of services to be offered at the four standard levels of health facilities within the health system: community health units, health posts, primary health care centers (Urban health clinic) and hospitals. The main aim is to provide an accessible, affordable, available, safe and comprehensive quality health service, free of cost. Firstly, a draft framework to accomplish the entire process was developed and discussed in coordination with the PHCRD unit and the focal person of Ministry of Health and Population. A team consisting of three medical practitioners, public health experts and a lawyer was formed including Dr. Archana Amatya, Dr. Gajananda Prakash Bhandari, Dr. Abhinav Vaidya, Mr. Janak Thapa, Mr. Badri Pathak and Mr. Navin Shrestha (Coordinator). It worked for the development of the package after a series of meetings at the PHCRD and workshops at central and regional levels. The central level workshop was organized for the senior officials of the MoHP, DoHS and EDPs on 23rd and 24th June, 2015. The objective of the workshop was to discuss and get feedback from the senior official to set the components of the BHSP and also to decide on the modality of the workshop to be conducted at the regional levels. The regional workshop was held in Kathmandu on 25 and 26 June 2015 for central region), in Biratnagar in Eastern (28 and 29 June), Pokhara in Western (1 and 2 July), Nepalgunj Midwestern (6 and 7 July) and Dhangadi in the Far Western (4 and 5 July) development regions. In the end, a final meeting was held for briefing the developed packages on Basic Health Service and its Operational Guideline on 10 July, 2015 in Kathmandu.
To develop Basic Health Care Service Package and Operational Guideline
Primary Health Care Revitalization Division (PHCRD)
Date of Commencement: June 20, 2015
Completion Date: July 9, 2015