KATHMANDU, March 15: The Embassy of Israel in Nepal has donated medical equipment to three hospitals namely Bir Hospital, Patan Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital in its effort to help Nepal fight COVID-19 and other ailments and enhance its overall healthcare amenities.
According to a press release issued by the embassy, it donated anesthesia ventilators with 2 vaporizers, patient monitor, electrocardiograph to Lalitpur-based Patan Hospital.
An ABG machine and patient monitor was provided to Bir Hospital in Kathmandu. Likewise, a tumbler dryer was provided to Dhulikhel Hospital.
Based on the needs of the hospital, Israel purchased this shipment of medical supplies, as a support and solidarity from Israel. The donations essentially aim to enhance and ease the healthcare facilities of the hospitals, according to the press release.
Expressing contentment to be able to contribute to the medical sector of Nepal, Hanan Goder, ambassador of Israel said, “This is a part of ongoing cooperation between Israel and Nepal. This donation is a symbol of our common struggle against COVID-19.”
Dr. Rabi Shakya, Director at Patan Hospital said, “The gift from Israeli Embassy is a wonderful gesture from well-wishers across the globe to Nepalese people struggling against the pandemic.”
“The long-standing relationship of Dhulikhel Hospital with the Embassy of Israel in Nepal has enhanced our pursuits in providing quality health services to all. This support to the laundry department is a critical element in ensuring good hygiene and high-end care to the patients. We are thankful to Ambassador Hanan and the team at the Embassy for the goodwill and support. We look forward to continued collaborations ahead”, said Dr. Ram KM Shrestha, Director of Dhulikhel Hospital.
Dr. Rishi Bisht, Sr. Consultant Surgeon at Bir Hospital expressed sincere gratitude to the people of Israel for this gesture of love in these harsh COVID times.
This cooperation is a manifestation of the cordial Nepal-Israel friendship. The Embassy looks forward to future cooperation in the health sector, the embassy observed.