With the notion of “Health is Wealth and Health for All” the Stupa Health Care Centre Co-operative Limited (SHCC), a social service oriented, community owned, integrated and comprehensive health care centre, is the first and unique of its kind in the country in terms of its multi-dimensional objectives, welfare services and participatory approaches in the operation and management process
In 1998, based on health care need assessment and urgency for easy accessible, cost- effective and quality clinical and medical services, the centre has informally established by a group of community members settled around the Boudha Stupa. As the community participation increases with increased recognition for better clinical, medical and community health services, the centre was duly formalized in 2001 after registration at the District Co-operative Office under Co-operative Act 2048 BS (1991 A.D.) and renamed as Stupa Health Care Centre Co-operative Limited”.
SHCC believes the prevention is better than cure which demands collective action and comprehensive approaches. Thus, besides general and specialized health issues and problems through awareness raising and health education programmes. Organizing health camp and training operating mobile clinics, and conducting Participatory Action Research (PAR) on health care related issues are other activities of the centre. Currently, the SHCC has been supported by highly qualified and well-experienced senior medical, nursing team and social scientists with constant encouragement and assistance from communities as a whole.
Goal and Objectives
The broad principle, on which the health centre co-operative was founded, aims to serve all communities’ members by providing distinct clinical medical and community health services with added facility to disabled, old aged, and SHCC members under its social welfare schemes, community members acquire health care services and equally contribute in the development of integrated and comprehensive health care through the process of their effective involvement and participation. The objectives of SHCC are to: