Masashi Ogawa, ambassador of Japan signed a grant contract on December 11 providing ophthalmic equipment to the Rural Health Education and Service Center in Gokarneshwor Municipality. The grant contract was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Chairman of RHESC, Bal Prasad Shahi.
RHESC was established in 1986 with the support of a Japanese nurse Masako Yamane and a Japanese NGO Japan-Nepal Human Development Association. It has been providing medical services to people at low cost.
At RHESC in Gokarneshwor Municipality under the Grassroots Human Security Project launched by the Government of Japan, ophthalmic equipment will be installed. The Japanese embassy said the total grant assistance was approximately NPR. 8.6 million.
The project, installation of ophthalmic equipment, will help install cutting-edge equipment such as an operating microscope, slit lamps, retinoscopes, and phacoemulsification system, among others, which will be used for diagnosis and surgery.
Advanced ophthalmic equipment will provide a wide range of services and people will not have to reach Kathmandu for complex diagnosis processes and surgeries related to eyes.
The Embassy of Japan stated that the project would help enhance and upgrade ophthalmic services at the center and such projects would further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
Reference: The Himalayan Times