Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN)

Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) is providing telemedicine services to the rural areas of Nepal. Kathmandu Model hospital is the medical partner to NREN. NREN and Nepal wireless have started this project since 2006. NREN currently has the following medical organizations connected to telemedicine services.

Kathmandu Model Hospital, Bagbazar (Medical Partner of NREN)
Institute of Medicine, Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
Communication Health Education Services by Telehealth (CHEST), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Gauri Shankar General Hospital, Dolakha
Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital, Pharping
  SAARC Telemedicine project

The SAARC e-Network Tele-Medicine project is the initiative by the Government of India to provide specialist healthcare facilities and treatment to the people of all member SAARC countries and share its expertise in medical knowledge among doctors of the SAARC countries

  Telemedicine Services by Nepal Government

Government of Nepal(GoN), Ministry of Health(MoH) and Department of Health Services are also providing telemedicine services. Currently the telemedicine center is located in Patan Hospital. They are providing services to 25 districts and planning to add 5 more districts. The telemedicine services of GoN include:


Live Video conferencing
25 districts have a set of video conferencing tools, which they can connect to the telemedicine center and use this services.


Store and forward mechanism
MoH provides an online portal with the details of the patients who need the help from the consultants.


Hello swasthya
They provide a toll-free number "1115" from NTC and NCELL. The public can also use this service to get the solution of the health related problems.