About our Organization

Welcome To NICRF

Nepal Intensive Care Research Foundation (NICRF) is a Not-for-Profit organization registered in Nepal, aiming to promote research activities for improving the quality of critical care medicine in Nepal.

We collaborate with different healthcare organizations and institutions, at national and global level, in order to build research capacity and implement collaborative research activities. NICRF implements ICU registry across different ICUs in Nepal in collaboration with Nepal Health Research Council.

our objectives

Objective of NICRF

General objective
  • To establish and implement the Nepal ICU Registry and Surveillance System.

Specific objectives
  • To assess the ICU capacity in terms of logistics, infrastructure and human resources.

  • To describe the epidemiology, course and outcomes of patients admitted into intensive care units.

  • To assess the quality of existing care in ICU, using quantitative and qualitative methods.

  • To utilize this critical care network for knowledge sharing, better resource management, cost analysis and health care planning by the stakeholders.

  • To coordinate a national program for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) pandemic preparedness and surveillance through the registry.

  • To describe resource utilization in terms of staffing, patient acuity, specific treatments.

  • To support policy decision making to better utilize existing intensive care resources, further expansion of acute care facilities, plan allocation of resources.

  • To provide a benchmark to compare performance.

  • To trigger registry-based research in acute and critical care.


Our Teams

Dr. Hem Raj Paneru


Dr Sushil Khanal


Dr Amit Sharma Bhattarai

General Secretary

Ashmita Pokhrel

Executive Member

Subekshya Luitel

Project Manager

Dr Shirish KC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kanchan Koirala

Clinical Research Coordinator

Join ICU Registry

NICRF registry welcomes participation from Intensive Care Units across Nepal. Our agenda and focus is on the continuous evaluation and improvement of outcomes from critical Illness across ICUs. The registry currently has 15 ICUs and is constantly expanding.

Join our Research Team

If you have an interest in research aligning with the research projects of NICRF, join our research team.

Please contact us at [email protected]

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