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Japan provides medical equipment worth Rs 1 billion


Japan provides medical equipment worth Rs 1 billion

JICA had provided support for construction of physical infrastructure and medical equipment to TUTH in 1983 for the first time and in 1992 for the second time.

Kathmandu: The government of Japan has provided medical equipment to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital(TUTH).

Under the third-phase assistance, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided physical and medical equipment worth one billion rupees.

At a program organised here today, Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Masamisi Saigo, and Chief Representative of JICA Nepal, Jun Sakuma, handed over the various types of medical equipments including the digital monograph, CM X-ray machine, ventilator and anaesthesia machine to Minister for Education, Science and Technology, GirirajmPokharel.

JICA had provided support for construction of physical infrastructure and medical equipment to TUTH in 1983 for the first time and in 1992 for the second time. All the physical structures including 700-bed TUTH are constructed as per Japanese model.

On the occasion, Minister Pokharel said that Japanese government’s support was very important in Nepal’s education and health sector while Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Saigo, said the government of Japan would continue the support in Nepal’s economic and social development in days to come.

The Vice-Chancellor of the TUTH, Prof Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya, Dean at Institute of Medicine Prof Dr Jagadish Agrawal, among others thanked the Japanese government for its support to the hospital.



Source: ANI
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