The Mrigendra Samjhana Medical Trust (MSMT) was established in 1975 as a non-profit charity organization with a view to providing medical care, health and social services to the underprivileged communities in Nepal. Registered with Government under the Association Registration Act, 1959, the MSMT is governed by the Mrigendra Samjhana Medical Trust Rule and Regulations 1975, duly approved by Government of Nepal. Dr. Mrigendra Raj Pandey, a noted physician and social worker is the founder of the MSMT and the rental accruing from a building donated by him forms the primary source of its funding.
The objective of the trust is to initiate the spirit of service and cultivate and extend it with time. Over the years, the community based integrated health services and research activities have been expanded to the far-flung remote areas of Nepal including the entire district of Jumla, in mountainous region of Far Western Nepal.
The overall objective of the Trust is to provide medical care, health services and social services to the underprivileged community, together with education, drinking water, income and employment generating facilities, improved indoor environment and anti-tobacco activities in the country The natures of the activities of the Trust are as follows:
Free medical examination and treatment to the needy under privileged, poor and people in the remote areas of Nepal
Holistic health approach and risk factor reduction through lifestyle modification and increased awareness on hygiene, sanitation, provision of drinking water and life skill education including reversal programs.
Provision of scholarship for deserving, meritorious and poor students in secondary schools, medals to the top student in Medical and Nursing education and oration to medical doctors and social workers for their outstanding achievement.
Support for women's group for the management of their reproductive health problems in a life cycle approach through their own effort and income generating activities to help poor people in rural areas.
Advocacy and special community based action research programs to address the issues of indoor and ambient air pollution and tobacco smoking since its very inception.
Conduction and promotion of action research for finding out optimal ways and means of delivering essential health services to the masses at an affordable cost with the full utilization of local resources.
Inclucation of the habit or respect, mutual trust, social service through words, deed and action to bring about equity, justice and safeguard human right with the true spirit to God.
Tired of this situation, we formed a committee to discuss what we should
do next. A five-member committee headed by the Ex. Vice-Chairman
of the National Planning Commission the late Dr Raghav Dhoj Pant was
formed to advise on this problem. The committee members met and
discussed all the possibilities regarding the management of the Trust's
property. The question was: if it was so hard for the founders of the Trust
to collect the rent of the property, how could the future generations do it?
So the committee recommended to sell the property which was approved by the Board of Trustees, the Executive Board and the General body of the Trust unanimously.
We formed various sub-committees to explore possibilities of expanding
the sources of income for the Trust and also chalk out various strategic
plans. Nothing concrete came out. We also talked about separating the
work of the Trust, e.g. service and research as two separate branches for
future programs. However, the idea also could not take any concrete shape.
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