HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU:The government of Japan today extended a grant of US$ 550,084 to AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme.
AMDA-MINDS will implement the project to enhance the quality of perinatal care in Siddhartha Children and Women’s Hospital in Rupandehi, Butwal Municipality, Japanese Embassy stated in a press release.
A grant contract to this effect was signed and exchanged between Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Kunio Takahashi and AMDA- MINDS Nepal Country Director Satoru Kinoshita at a function in Kathmandu today.
The hospital was established with financial contribution from the Japanese people and subsidies from Japan.
Under this project, AMDA-MINDS will support the hospital by installing medical equipment such as delivery tables, CTG monitor, ventilator for neonate, baby warmer, phototherapy machine, infant incubator and other necessary equipment for perinatal medical care, the Embassy said.
Speaking at the function, Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Takahashi said he had faith that this project could further strengthen the friendly and cordial relationship between Japan and Nepal.