The medical services in Nepalese Army started in 1982 BS (1925 AD) with the establishment of Tri Chandra Military Hospital (TCMH) at Mahankal opposite the Tundikhel. Later in 2045 BS, the establishment of Shree Birendra Hospital (SBH) in Chhauni, Kathmandu commemorates the expanding medical services in the organization. SBH is a tertiary level, modern, central hospital of the Nepalese Army which has come a long way from just catering the health needs of target popuation to the establishment of the medical college recently, thus endeavoring to be a centre of excellence for education and research.
SBH is a 490 bedded hospital with multi specialty services catering for the health care needs of the army personnel, ex army personnel and their dependants. The hospital is soon going to be upgraded to 900 beds with the addition of separated wing which will cater for civilian population also.
The hospital has been involved in the post graduation teaching program of National Academy for Medical Sciences (NAMS) and with the recent establishment of Nepal Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS), it is dedicated to produce finest MBBS doctors in the whole country.
Today, SBH stands proudly as a national asset providing 24 hours service of excellence and acting as a referral centre for many field hospitals and health care facilities within the army nationwide. The hospital aspires to march ahead with the establishment of new buildings, infrastructures and modern hi-tech health facilities in near future.