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During the 59th Ear Camp, November 2016, The BECC was formally opened.
Unveiling the plaque was Dr Neil Weir (Director of BRINOS) in the presence of Mr Bimal Tandon (Chairman of BEHCS).
The BRINOS Ear Care Centre was inaugurated by Dr.Neil Weir, founder Director of the Britain Nepal Otology Service, UK. The Ear Care Centre, registered by the Government of Nepal, is the first in the Western regions.
Mr Puran Tharu, on behalf of those present at the Inauguration, expressed thanks to Dr. Neil Weir and Madam Sue and all those who so generously supported BRINOS to fund the building of the Ear Care Centre. He also thanked Mrs Makhan Devi Shah and Cubex UK for their audiological support.
Mr Puran Tharu mentioned that the BRINOS Ear Care Centre is owned and managed by the BRINOS Ear Health Community Service (BEHCS) which is the sister NGO of BRINOS. BEHCS is chaired by Mr Bimal Kumar Tandon. Dr. Kashi Raj Gyawali is vice chairman, Mr.Rajesh Prasad Shrivastav, secretary, Mr. Mr Santosh Kumar Kanodia, treasurer, with Dr. Ramesh Shrestha and Dr. Milan Maharjan as members.
The concept of community ear programme came in 1999 from discussions between Dr Neil Weir and Mr Arnold Boulter who at that time was the Swiss Red Cross Delegate in Nepal, based at the Fateh-
Mr. Puran Tharu was selected as the first Community Ear Assistant (CEA) in Nepal. Dr. Ramesh Shrestha provided a six month intensive ear care training course to selected CEAs.
Below is an edited transcription of the speech
by Mr Puran Tharu the CEO of BEHCS)
The Centre, complete with signs and foliage
The unveiled Plaque
Neil, Plaque and some of Nepalese BEHCS team.
The UK Camp #59 Team
In 2000 the community ear programme started working in 5 Village Development Committees (VDCs) i.e. Titihiriya, Naubasta, Bankatwa, Rajhena and Shamshergunj. In the first year the ear care programme was handled by the Fateh-
Then from 2001-
Dr. Neil Weir was made aware of space problems in the Fateh-
Mr Puran expressed his thanks to BRINOS and Dr. Neil Weir and hoped that this assistance will continue. He realised, though, that efforts should be made by BEHCS to make the Ear Care Centre sustainable through a combination of Government grants and self-
This would then secure the continued work in the prevention of deafness.
|Aims & History|
|Sir John Chapple|
|Camp Report 1|
|Camp Report 2|
|Camp Report 3|
|Why we are here|
|Nov 2016 #59|
|March 2016 #58|
|Nov 2015 #57|
|March 2015 #56|
|Nov 2014 #55|
|Nov 2014 #54|
|Early Nov 2010|
|Fame & Roof|
|Up to first floor|
|Tie Beam Complete|
|Securing The Site|