India hands over 20 kidney dialysis machines to Nepal

India has handed over the 20 pieces of Kidney Dialysis Machines to Nepal.

The Government of India, on the request of the Government of Nepal, handed over the first tranche of the 20 kidney dialysis machines as part of its effort to develop the health infrastructure in Nepal.

During a ceremony at the Ministry of Health and Population on Monday, Ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Srivastava handed over the machines to Minister for Health and Population Padam Giri.

“As a good friend India has always been lending a helping hand for the development of Nepal and for the sake of friendship,” Srivastava said. India and Nepal are working together in various fields and health is one of such important sectors, the ambassador said.

About a year ago, the Government of Nepal had requested the Government of India to provide the 200 kidney dialysis machines to Nepal.

“The remaining 180 machines will be handed over in the coming days. We also hope that these machines will contribute to strengthening Nepal’s health infrastructures,” remarked Ambassador Srivastava.

Speaking on the occasion, minister Giri thanked the government of India for the assistance saying “this will be very much helpful in developing the health infrastructure of Nepal.” India has been providing assistance to Nepal in many areas, including in the health sector, during the 2015 earthquake as well as Covid-19 pandemic, under its ‘Neighborhood First’ policy, which we must appreciate,” the minister said.



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