Japan to provide Rs 8.5 m worth of medical equipment


The Japanese government has signed a grant contract to provide medical equipment worth Rs 8.5 million to the Laborer Women and Child Welfare Council (LWCWC). The grant agreement was signed between Charge d’Affaires of Japan to Nepal Shinya Machida and Chairperson of the LWCWC Ranju Napit amid a program held in Japanese Embassy in the capital Friday.

The equipment that includes an ECG machine, hematology analyzer, a mobile X-ray machine and ultrasound machine will be installed in the Valley Health Center at Byasi of Bhaktapur. The project is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects of the Japanese government.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Embassy expressed hope that the assistance would strengthen the bilateral relationship between Japan and Nepal.

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