Medical services are provided through Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), a tertiary level referral hospital in Kathmandu. TUTH has more than 750 beds and caters nearly 2500 patients every day at its outpatient clinics.
It has many independent Centers within it such as B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre and Ganeshman Singh Academy for ENT and Head and Neck Studies.
In order to promote research, IOM has a Research Department as well as a separate Research Laboratory. IOM has entered into research collaboration with many Universities and Institutions in Nepal and aboard and IOM faculty have published research papers in indexed national and international journals.
IOM also publishes Journal of the Institute of Medicine (JIOM), which is the second oldest medical journal to be published from Nepal.
Another priority of IOM is to promote the standard of medical education in the country and accordingly it has established the National Centre for Health Professions Education (NCHPE), which promotes innovations in medical education, communication skills and medical ethics of medical faculty of IOM and other institutions.
The Skill Laboratory is also under NCHPE and provides training to medical students/professionals from all over the country. One of the aims of this lab is to become an “Accredited Centre for CPR Training”.
In addition, the Curriculum Development Committee of IOM develops and revises the curricula of the different programs from time to time keeping in view the rapidly changing educational needs and demands.
Ali I. Musani, MD, FCCP
Vice Chair, Global Health
Department of Medicine