The Government of Japan has donated six ambulances to Nepal.

Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka handed over the ambulances to the Minister of State for Health and Population Umesh Shrestha at a function here today.

The ministry is scheduled to hand the donated ambulances to Nepal Ambulance Service today itself.

NAS is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the establishment of an emergency medical response system for the people of Nepal.

On the occasion, State Minister Shrestha praised and thanked the Government of Japan for its assistance in the health sector of Nepal.

He also expected such help and cooperation between the two countries in the days to come.

Similarly, Ambassador Yutaka said Japan had long been providing assistance to Nepal. NAS President Dr Pradip Vaidya said the donated ambulances would be properly used to provide service to patients.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 5, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.