Japan to provide equipment worth about Rs 700 million to TUTH

KATHMANDU: The Government of Japan is to provide medical equipment worth around Rs 700 million in assistance to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH)  Maharajgunj.

Hospital Director Deepak Mahara said the equipment would arrive in December. Mahara added that Japan was providing the assistance as per the proposal of the Hospital that it would be convenient for the Hospital if the equipment assistance was provided  rather than cash.

After the April 25, 2015 earthquake, Japan had promised to provide money to TUTH for purchasing the equipment.

The equipment which Japan is providing include MRI machine, mammograph machine, ultrasound and equipment used in the operation theatre.