Japanese grant for community health centre

Kathmandu, March 9:

Japan has granted $79,532 to build Dobra Community Health Centre (DCHC) in Bajhang district of western Nepal.

“A grant contract of Rs 65,57,413 ($79,532) has been signed between Japan’s ambassador to Nepal Tatsuo Mizuno and Bhim Bahadur Thapa, president of a non-government organisation, Chhabis Rural Sensitive Centre (CRSC), which operates various health centres,” according to a Japanese embassy press release issued today.

Japan has provided the grant through the Grant Assistance for Grass Root Projects (GGP) that aims to provide health

services to around 5,000 villagers residing in the remote areas of the district.

The grant money will be utilised for the construction of four buildings — a mini operation room, radiology room, medical store, doctor’s room and other facilities. The grant

is also intended for the procurement of medical equipment, furniture and other commodities required for the operation of the centre.

Like in many rural areas, Dobra VDC currently has no health service facilities. The project is expected to provide urgent medical treatment and basic health check service to the people of this region. CRSC, which provides assistance for rural development in Bajhang since a decade, will coordinate with with the Rural Development Service Group (RDSG) for the project.