The Nutrition and Dietetics Department is capable of reducing patient expenses, by ensuring lesser days of stay in the hospital, thus reducing chances of nosocomial infections to a great extent. For hospitals, it ensures that ALOS is brought down, which is a major quality indicator.
Over the years, modern Science and Medicine have suggested that Nutrition and dietetics plays a very crucial role in the recovery of a hospitalized person. It aids in a faster recovery of a convalescing patient after surgical or medical management is executed.
A Clinical Nutritionist does an accurate therapeutic nutritional analysis of the patient to target the nutritional deficiency which may have been caused because of illness or trauma and then prescribes a customized nutritionally balanced diet to help in the speedy recovery of the patient.
A Clinical Nutritionist also counsels and motivates healthy people to have lifestyle issues such as Obesity Underweight or even Malnutrition by prescribing diet as per the BMI index Sex Age and Height.


  • To provide adequate and appropriate nutrition to the patients.
  • To assess the food intake of patients and to motivate them to eat healthily.
  • To disseminate nutrition knowledge to the patients through discussions, lectures, and diet charts.
  • To ensure quality food is served to the patients in terms of colors, choice, variety, etc. to promote the highest level of physical and mental health.
  • To meet all the patients, assess and plan the diet according to food habits, food allergies/ intolerances, biomedical parameters & disease conditions.
  • To provide a well-balanced diet by including all food groups in proper proportion with proper intervals of time to avoid nutritional deficiencies.
  • Maintain good interpersonal relations between the patients and the staff.
  • To sensitize the kitchen personnel to nutrition, health, hygiene, and sanitation so that the food products being developed are conducive to good health.





The clinical Nutrition Department deals with major 3 areas:

IPD Nutrition & Diet Management in Nepal Mediciti includes daily visits to all wards including ICUs, CCU in order to access the nutrition requirements, and intake and then close the gap if any, so as to ensure a faster recovery. This helps to reduce the number of days of stay in the ICU and also in the hospital. For ICU/CCU patients, especially NIL BY MOUTH, ensuring the appropriate density and consistency of food offered to patients.

OPD Nutrition & Diet Management in Nepal Mediciti includes 1 on 1 Therapeutic Diet Counselling, solves all diet-related queries, Customized Diet plans & also provides a Body composition analysis chart which helps in weight management.

Onco Day Care: Daily rounds in Onco Daycare to give Diet counseling to Onco patients as per their specific needs and challenges to overcome nutritional deficiencies.


A clinical Nutritionist is well qualified to plan the diet in below mentioned specific areas:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Renal Diseases.
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac Diseases
  • Hepatic Diseases.
  • Pregnancy & Lactation
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases.
  • Pre-operative & Post-Operative Conditions
  • Diet for ICU (Critically ill patients)
  • Road Traffic Accident, Ortho patients, or any patient with special needs.
  • Pediatrics
  • High Uric Acid
  • Low vitamin k Diet
  • High Protein, Calcium rich.


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Dietician Ruju Khadka

Dietician Ruju Khadka

B.Sc , M.Sc


Food Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics

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