Work was delayed for a couple of months due to extreme monsoon weather causing flooding and landslides. In this area roads and tracks can be blocked for several days making it impossible to transport materials.
A team made from TNT and Sitara made the challenging journey from Kathmandu to Melung in November 2018. The area, population approximately 5000 - 6000 people, was found to be without any health facility. Villagers would have to trek many miles across harsh, rugged terrain carrying the sick, in order to reach medical help this, inevitably, would sometimes be too late to prevent a tragic outcome.
It was agreed that on land donated by a local resident, a Health Clinic would be constructed in coordination with the Ministry of Health. and that as well as medical care it would offer health education within the area.