All the health centres generally offers following services:

1. Outpatient services

2. Inpatient services

3. Emergency services (24 hours)

4. Pharmacy services

5. Diagnostic services

6. Specialized health camps

7. Family planning services

8. Safe motherhood services

9. Child health services

10. Referral services

All these health centres are directly linked with Dhulikhel Hospital. The residential staffs of the health centres provide 24 hours services. In addition, the doctor’s visits including various specialized health camps and services are provided at regular intervals. This forms the mainstay of the supervision of the health centres as well as a system to provide higher-level health services to the people. The medical and the paramedical students posted in the centres during their study years are also actively involved in the services provided by the health centres


The threat of outbreaks from the diseases such as cholera, diarrhoeal diseases, chickenpox, typhoid, food poisoning, and hepatitis in the rural health centers and in the post-earthquake-stricken communities due to contaminated food and water is a yearly high. Hence, the department created an outbreak prevention and management unit within the department. The major task of this unit is to plan, coordinate, and implement activities for the prevention, immediate management, and containment of outbreaks in the communities mainly (but not limited to) outbreak affected districts primarily through the existing health centers and also through collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental health and relief organizations. More than 450,000 people had been benefitted from this service till date.

Various field based activities are undertaken to prevent and also limit the outbreak of infectious diseases. In the wake of the earthquake in 2015, the relief efforts focused on Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Ramecchap and Dolakha Districts, and the department and DH functioning as the major referral centre. The department also provided assistance to all the national and international partners, relief and rescue teams to help them reach the worst affected areas

Specifically, the outbreak management does the following tasks:

  1. Instituting the surveillance system of specific communicable diseases (primarily cholera, other diarrheal diseases, typhoid and hepatitis) in all the health centres.
  2. Equip health centres to be fully capable of immediate management and containment of outbreaks in the locality.
  3. Coordinate and collaborate with the district and local health offices and other relief organizations to arrange mass campaigns (through public media) on the prevention of outbreaks.
  4. Create, train and deploy outbreak prevention squads to rural communities through the DH and health centres and also in coordination with other governmental and non-governmental relief organizations.