The setting of the book is just as important a character as the people
Much of the book is set in a rural hospital in Nepal -specifically the one in Beni. The book is fiction, however, and license has been taken as to the exact specifics of the hospital there. I chose Beni as the setting because of the historical fact that a major attack of the PLA took place there, and the battle provides a dramatic element that electrifies the plot. Having said that, I am very familiar with rural hospitals and tried to convey a composite of the challenges.
Here is a link to the hospital in Rukum, Nepal. It will give you an idea of what I am trying to describe.
click here > Chaurjahari Hospital