Japanese grant for AMDA Hospital

Kathmandu, December 25

The government of Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of US $ 88,386, equivalent to approximately Rs 9.3 million, to Damak-based AMDA Hospital.

This financial assistance is extended under the grant assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme of the government of Japan.

A press statement issued here today by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu said that a grant contract relating to this project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged on 28th December at the Embassy of Japan in Nepal between Masashi OGAWA, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal and Dr Nabin Dhakal, Medical Superintendent of AMDA Hospital, Damak.

It said AMDA Hospital is a nonprofit medical institution in Damak, Jhapa which has been providing medical services to Bhutanese refugees and local people in the eastern region for the past 25 years with support from the Government of Nepal, Damak municipality, UNHCR, AMDA Japan, and the Japanese government.

It further said the government of Japan as part of this assistance will construct an ICU building and provide medical equipment such as ventilator, ABG machine and x-ray machine to the hospital.