This month, we were delighted to see our new medical clinic open its doors to Gurkha veterans and widows in Pokhara, one of the busiest cities in Nepal.


The Gurkha Welfare Trust offers a high standard of free medical care in Nepal. We deliver this through our 21 offices across the country, our dedicated mobile medical team and by paying for treatment at trusted hospitals.

The world-class facilities at the new Pokhara clinic form the latest step in our ongoing efforts to provide the highest possible standard of care for Gurkhas veterans and their families. In Pokhara alone, we see an average of 27 patients each day.


The brand new pharmacy


The new medical clinic's facilities are of an excellent standard

Lance Corporal Khes Bahadur Gurung

One of the first patients through the doors of the new clinic is Lance Corporal Khes Bahadur Gurung, a Gurkha veteran and long-term user of our medical service.

The GWT medical scheme is very useful. I come here around every two months to see the doctors and collect my medication, which is free.

In over 13 years with the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, Khes served the British Army in Borneo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and the UK. He is now retired in Ghandruk, a small town in western Nepal.

The new clinic is very impressive. It’s more modern than the last one. The standard is very good.


Lance Corporal Khes Bahadur Gurung

Medical care for Gurkha veterans

In 2015/16, we provided over 110,000 cases of medical care to ex-Gurkhas and their families. We also offered care to wider communities through our free medical camps, which saw nearly 14,000 patients.

Nepal’s hilly terrain and lack of national medical service makes delivering healthcare challenging. It is our aim to ensure that all of our beneficiaries are able to easily access our support, even those in remote areas.


An appointment with one of The Gurkha Welfare Trust's trained doctors



The waiting room at the new medical clinic in Kaski, Pokhara



World-class medical equipment

We’ve recently teamed up International SOS, the world's leading medical & travel security assistance company, to help us develop our medical offer.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we make sure Gurkha veterans and their families receive the best care possible.

Our Medical Programme

Find out more about the medical support we offer to ex-Gurkhas and their communities in Nepal.

The Trust at a glance

A brief summary of what we do and our plans for the coming years.

Take a look at an infographic covering the Trust's work in 2015-16.