In Nepal, people with conditions such as leprosy, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities are often still seen as cursed and actively excluded from society. Their self-image can often be marred. They may have lost all sense of worth, seeing the future as bleak and unliveable. This is why INF’s Shining Hospitals are needed in Nepal.
Could provide educational toys to help a disabled child flourish
Could provide counselling for a newly disabled patient
Could provide a self-care kit for a leprosy patient
Many patients stay in hospital for several weeks, some for months. The contact with peer counsellors, pastoral care workers and staff means that they regain confidence and hope.
Watch how INF’s Shining Hospitals can make such a big difference to patients’ lives.
More than 80,000 patients come to INF’s three Shining Hospitals each year. Those who cannot afford to pay for the services receive financial help from INF’s Medical Charity Fund. Thousands more patients find help through our medical and surgical outreach programme which takes free specialist treatment to remote areas where health services are limited.
Dr Dipak Maharjan, Medical Director
As well as receiving the best possible medical care, patients see peer counsellors and pastoral care workers who can offer the emotional support they and their families need to recover fully.
This is why INF’s Shining Hospitals can make such a big difference to patients’ lives.