Let me take you for a cyber tour of the Dharan's premier academic institution, the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) which takes pride in being developed as a center of excellence in a fairly short time. Established on a 700-acre estate as a symbol of Indo-Nepal cooperation, BPKIHS (popularly known as Ghopa camp) is one of the major medical institutions outside the Kathmandu valley. Indian doctors frequently visit there for short-term as well as long-term assignments for providing clinical care as well as training the young Nepalese health professionals for the country. Of late, BPKIHS has managed to attract students and teachers from all over the world thanks to its growing reputation as a medical institution of the international standards.
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), established in 1993, upgraded to a University in 1998, is an autonomous Health Sciences University. It is the single largest project implemented through Indo-Nepal co-operation. It has a 700-bed hospital with ultra- modern facilities like CCU, ICU, VVIP Critical Care area and Observational beds. Now CT-scan, emergency laboratory, C-arm and mobile x-ray facilities, sterilization section, state-of-the-art Operation Theater with recovery rooms facilities are available in the Hospital. BPKIHS has the highest number of national and expatriate doctors and nurses outside Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. (source)