Pioneering work of disaster preparedness at community level was initiated by the clinic in 2004. Ward 17 Disaster Management Committee, a joint undertaking of Chhatrapati Free Clinic, Rotary Club of Thamel, and other local youth clubs, is located at the hospital. More than 200 local volunteers were trained in first aid and light search & rescue under our Emergency First Aids & Disaster Preparedness at Community Level programme.
This training proved to be a our volunteers not only helped manage temporary shelter for the earthquake victims. They also rescued alive 2 women from collapsed buildings and recovered 2 dead bodies in Kathmandu ward 16 and 17. Our trainees were also active in all wards post the 2015 quake.