Kathmandu, February 15
Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masashi Ogawa today signed a grant contract to provide latest diagnostic devices to International Concern Centre for installation at the Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
The agreement was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Anjan Shakya, chairperson of ICC, an NGO.
The Project for the Provision of Medical Equipment to Nepal Cancer Hospital in Lalitpur Metropolitan City is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects of the Government of Japan. The grant assistance amounts to USD 84,551 (approximately Rs 8.6 million), stated a press release issued by the Japanese embassy.
The grant assistance will support the installation of state-of-art equipment such as portable ultrasound with an echocardiography machine for diagnosis, diagnostic devices for pancreatic duodenum cancer and a bronchoscope for diagnosis of lung cancer.
Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Harisiddhi is a specialised hospital for cancer and has been offering services to more than 5,000 patients each year.
The medical equipment will be used for both regular operations and the hospital’s rural outreach.
The embassy hopes that this project will contribute towards enhancing the hospital’s services to better serve cancer patients, and also strengthen the bilateral relationship between Japan and Nepal, added the release.
A version of this article appears in print on February 16, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.