The Village of Ghandruk
Ghandruk is a small and well-established village. It is 45km northwest of the major town of Pokhara. It is situated at 2,012 meters above sea level. Ghandruk district has some 1142 households with a population of approximately 6000 people. Electricity in Ghandruk is supplied by an off-grid micro hydropower plant. This allows the health centre to sterilise its clinical equipment and the laboratory to handle blood testing and pathology services. Reliable water and power supplies, together with a number of active district committees to support the clinic, were part of the decision to set up the clinic in this village in 2007. The district is committed to improving water access to ensure clean, safe, uncontaminated water is available through a tap-stand for each household. The district implemented a ban on the sale of bottled water (unmanageable rubbish issues) and instead offers ozone treated purified water to refill personal containers.
Ghandruk Village From A Distance