Gulmi District Society UK donates Rs 1.2m

Tamghas, February 20

The Gulmi District Society UK has provided financial assistance worth Rs 1.2 million to two local organisations for the establishment of a Blood Transfusion Service Centre in Gulmi and operation of a local organisation.

The Society handed over Rs 900,000 to Nepal Red Cross Society District Administration and Rs 300,000 to Asha Disabled Centre amid a programme organised in Tamghas today.

State-Minister for Commerce Subarna Jwarchan lauded the humanitarian assistance of the people in the United Kingdom hailing from Gulmi for societal development of their district.

State Minister Jwarchan, calling for cooperation from one and all for such social initiative, said that the state alone could not support development agenda, but needed people’s participation.

Many patients, especially those sustaining severe physical injuries, had died immaturely in the past due to the lack of a blood storage centre in the district, added Nepal Red Cross Society, Gulmi, President Anup Kumar Shrestha.

Shrestha added that many patients were referred to health facilities elsewhere.

The idea of establishing a blood transfusion service centre in the district first came after the Gulmi Social Service Bahrain contributed Rs 100,000.

Parliamentarian Chandra Bhandari had also provided as much as Rs 1 million support for the cause.