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Milestones Along Our Journey

2004: The foundation was laid on 28th February for the construction of a state-of-the-art neurological centre. The soilbrought all the way from the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow (where Devkota trained)was put in the foundation of the building. This marksour commitment to achieve highest standards in service, research and academic excellence.

2006: The world renowned English neurosurgeon Sir Graham M. Teasdale FRCP FRCS, accredited for developing Glasgow coma scale and the Late Professor KV Mathai from Vellore, Kerala jointly inaugurated our services.
The Joanne Wardwas inaugurated by the Gillespie family in memory of their daughter, Brave Heart Joanne Gillespie. 

2007: Honourable Prime Minister GP Koirala graciously inaugurated the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Bansbari. We started MCh. Neurosurgery under Kathmandu University.

2008: As a tribute to the first Neurosurgeon of the country and Prof Devkota's mentor, a wing of the hospital was allocated in the honour of Dr. Dinesh Nath Gongal. Further, an academic wing was dedicated to Prof. Terence Hope in recognition of his academic contribution. 

2010: We acquired the 1.5 Tesla MRI, the first one in Nepal, making a huge leap in modern diagnostic neuroradiology.

2013: As a tribute to Professor Devkota's mentor, the David Uttley Wing was inaugurated by Mrs. Estelle Uttley. This occassion brought three members of the Travelling Surgical Society, led by Sir Terence English to Nepal. He is known to have performed Britain’s first successful heart transplant surgery

2015: When the earthquake hit the country, we served more than 700 survivors, organised health camps and distributed corrugated sheets for more than 500 households under our “roof before the rains” campaign, which was carried out with the help of friends and family.

2018: The Board of Directors dedicated the institute to its founder, naming it the Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences in his presence. This was in keeping with Professor Devkota’s belief of recognising and celebrating one’s life and contribution while one is still alive, as opposed to acknowledging them posthumously. 

2019: We established the Acute Stroke Unit, the first of its kind in Nepal, for specialised and dedicated care of stroke patients.

2020: The Biplane Cath Lab, first in Nepal, helped us make a leap in the provision of advanced endovascular treatment for cerebrovascular disorders.