CIWEC Newsletter November 2021

CIWEC is now a 25 bed hospital!!!

CIWEC began its journey in 1982 as a clinic established to take care of expatriates working for a Canadian water project: Canadian International Water & Energy Consultants (CIWEC).  The clinic was registered officially as a Nepali entity in the year 1996 under the name, Menlha Nursing Home and Medical Center. The facility, however, is now officially named CIWEC. From a small set up then to a full-fledged hospital of 25 beds now, the journey has been exciting, to say the least. The entire team of CIWEC would like to take this opportunity to thank its patrons for putting their trust in us over the years.


Mole-mapping at CIWEC Kathmandu

When it is only confined to the epidermis, melanoma is considered to be curable. Early detection of melanoma improves the rate of cures and survival in the disease.

CIWEC has now introduced mole mapping which is performed by our dermatologist, Dr. Sabeena Bhattarai.  Dermlite DL4, the most capable dermatoscope there is today, is used to carry out this procedure.

If you wish to make an appointment for mole mapping, you can contact us on the numbers mentioned at the bottom of the page.


CIWEC welcomes new Physiotherapist

CIWEC Hospital would like to introduce you to physiotherapist, Prayoush Neupane. A charming personality with extensive knowledge and practice experience of sports injuries and musculo-skeletal problems, he truly is an asset. Having completed both his undergraduate and graduate education from Bangalore, India, he worked as a physiotherapist at Medicare National Hospital and Medical Centre for 2 years and later at Tribhuvan University Teach Hospital before joining CIWEC. He is involved with the National Cricket Team of Nepal as their official physiotherapist. He is also a subject committee member for physiotherapy at the Nepal Health Professional Council.


COVID-19 cases falling and trekking rising!

With COVID-19 cases falling and number of fully vaccinated people growing, Nepal is now open to travelers and mountaineers. Tourists can now get on-arrival visas and fully vaccinated ones are not required to quarantine anymore.

Locals in most trekking routes and tourism professionals across the country are now fully vaccinated. This season has been quite unique in that it saw quite a number of expedition teams scale Mt. Manaslu, which is a rare occurrence for autumn season. Other than Mt. Manaslu, a lot of trekkers are trekking up the Everest region and Annapurna region.

Details on tips on trekking and prevention and treatment of altitude illness can be found on CIWEC’s official website:


Dental Department reopens at CIWEC Kathmandu

Dental services at CIWEC, which had been temporarily shut due to COVID-19 cases rising, has now resumed. Dr. Niranjan Sharma will now see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm; emergency is open 24 hours 7 days a week.

Anyone willing to visit our dentist can call or email CIWEC and book an appointment accordingly.


Influenza Vaccine 2021-2022

CIWEC is expecting to receive the influenza vaccine for 2021-2022 by the 3rd week of November. Anyone interested in getting the vaccine can enquire with the hospital starting 3rd week of November via phone call. Tel: 01-4424111, 4424242.


PCR Test for flying out

CIWEC Kathmandu and Pokhara collect samples for PCR tests, needed for flying out of Nepal, and provides results within 24 hours. Interested individuals are required to bring in their passport and a passport size photo of themselves.