Published On: February 1, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
Kathmandu, Feb 1: The Government of Japan handed over medical equipment for diabetic retinopathy patients of Kirtipur Eye Hospital in Kathmandu district amid a program on Wednesday. The medical equipment has been installed with the support of USD 154,100 (approximately NPR 18.35 million) under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan.
Addressing the program, Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka said it is difficult to diagnose and treat patients without proper medical equipment. In this regard, people suffering from diabetic retinopathy, one of the most pressing diseases in Nepal's modern society, will receive better medical services with the medical equipment granted by the project, he added.
Ambassador Yutaka also added that 2022 was the 120th year since Nepal dispatched its first eight students to Japan for their study. He expressed his pleasure to celebrate the completion of the project in February 2023 in the same spirit of the wonderful anniversary. He added that he hoped the results of this project would contribute greatly to the development of healthcare in Nepal.
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