Tansen cement has provided Rs six million to Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital to support burn victims aged below 18 years.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the hospital and Tansen cement was signed yesterday at the hospital amidst a function, wherein the donor agency committed to continue with the fund in the coming years.

Sushma Koirala Memorial hospital is one of the leading public hospitals that provides world class facilities to burn victims in the country.

Director of Tansen Cement Shekhar Agrawal said the initiative was taken to help children overcome the extreme pain they endure after a burn injury and to save their lives.

"We want to make a difference by easing the pain of young children who undergo so much trauma and at least save their lives," said Agrawal. "We have chosen Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital as it is a top well-facilitated hospital and has received widespread applause for its treatment of burn patients," he said. "Also, I hope this support will benefit under-privileged families as most burn victims come from such backgrounds and children have to lose lives without getting basic treatment."

The initiative to this end was made successful by Ujjwal Bikram Thapa, who over the years has been rigorously working to rescue acid and burn victims.

Thapa's campaign against acid attack had put the government under immense pressure to form a separate law against acid attack which was recently passed by the House of Representatives.

Thapa, who worked as an activist to support acid and burn victims, will work as a social co-ordinator for Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital.

He will be in charge of identifying and submitting the right amount of money for under-privileged families to provide treatment to young boys and girls.

A version of this article appears in the print on January 14, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.