Progress: Currently preparing for postgraduate study
Location of origin: Kalikot district, West Nepal
Parents occupation: Father – farmer, Mother – housewife
Siblings: One younger brother

Nahakul completed his undergraduate training in August 2016. After working as an intern in Patan Hospital in Kathmandu for a year, he worked as a medical officer in his home district of Kalikot, at Manma Hospital. He then worked as a doctor in a Kathmandu prison. These days he is working hard in preparation for postgraduate study and the associated exams.


November 2022

Nahakul has finished his role in the prison and continues to focus on studying for his postgraduate exams which he will take in 2023. He is looking to become a surgical specialist.

November 2021

Having recently got married, Nahakul is currently working as a doctor in Kathamandu prison.  He is also studying hard to be able to take his postgraduate exams to become a consultant, with his future goal of bringing his expertise to his remote region of Kalikot.

November 2019:

We are delighted to announce some great news from Dr Nahakul, who is currently working in his remote village in the west of Nepal.

“I had my job interview for Nick Simmons Institute 2 weeks ago and I got the job successfully! So I rejoined Kalikot District Hospital on 6th November, for a year long posting. I will also be participating in 10 weeks long Advance skilled Birth Attendants training in a tertiary care hospital – after which I will be qualified to perform caesarean sections on my own. I am absolutely delighted! In addition I will be preparing and applying for post-graduate entrance exams.”

We wish him the very best of luck, and congratulations on the new job.


February 2019:

Nahakul is still working in his remote hospital in Manma, Kalikot District, where he has recently dealt with a case of Siamese twins. A pregnant lady came to the hospital, carried in a basket by her family, after a 2 day walk; she was 33 weeks pregnant. Unlike in the West, she had not had a scan, so was completely unaware that she might be carrying twins. Nahakul was the first person to scan the lady. He noticed that the baby had two heads but only one heart and other organs.

Nahakul scans a pregnant lady

“I was the only doctor in the hospital at the time and I had never seen interlocking twins before.When my colleague came on duty, we had to decide what to do with the pregnant lady and the babies. I managed to stem the lady’s bleeding and because we only have very limited equipment in our hospital, I recommended that the she transfer to a bigger hospital in the valley. I arranged a helicopter to take the lady to the valley hospital, where she will stay until the doctors decide what to do. Unfortunately, the most likely outcome is that they will have to allow one baby to die to save the other one.” Nahakul

“The villagers remember me as the fun-loving little boy running around playing with a sock ball, and now I am their doctor. They are very happy to be treated by me as I really understand all their needs and can communicate with them on a different level to a doctor who does not come from my village. I would like to thank all the donors who have helped me to continue my work as a doctor. I promise to work very hard and would like to spend the rest of my life practicing medicine in my remote village. Thank you from my heart!” Nahakul

“My parents and relatives have no limits of joy; that was when I realized I was pursuing the dream of thousands who live amongst poverty with the dream like mine, many of which will never be fulfilled. So I am determined to change the lives of these people in whatever way possible.”