Qatar Charity announced today that it has provided a number of hospitals and centres in rural areas of Nepal with 8 ambulances equipped with all their first aid supplies due to its urgent need, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Population and Family Welfare of Lumbini District, Nepal.
The ambulances were delivered in the presence of Kol Prasad KC Chief Minister of Lumbini Province, Indra Geet Tharu, Minister of Health, Athar Kamal, Member of Federal Parliament, Wasi Uddin Khan, Minister of Education Manoj Bhatta Amin and Member of the Social Welfare Council, and Irshad Ali Sheikh acting director of the Qatar Charity office in Nepal. The ambulances are equipped with emergency aid equipment and tools, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) device, oxygen cylinders, and 22 emergency devices and others.
In his speech at the ceremony, the Chief Minister of Lumbini Province said: "This aid will enhance bilateral relations between Qatar and Nepal," expressing his appreciation to "Qatar Charity" for its tangible contribution to the health sector in the province, and the provision of ambulances to residents of areas who were in dire need. to it, noting that the ambulance service will benefit the community and people residing in the area. He also expressed his willingness to support such activities that would enhance people's lives for the province's sustainable development.
For his part, the Nepalese Minister of Health, during the ceremony of handing over the ambulances, honoured Qatar Charity by giving it a certificate of appreciation; In recognition of its remarkable role and support for the health sector in his country.
In a speech on the occasion, he expressed his gratitude to the philanthropists in Qatar and to Qatar Charity for their support of the health sector in Nepal, during the Corona (Covid-19) pandemic, through medical equipment for the PCR laboratory, support for health facilities, and provision of hygiene and sterilization tools in quarantine centres.
It is noteworthy that this project comes within the framework of Qatar Charity's humanitarian intervention in support of the health sector, especially in rural areas of Nepal, where 80% of the population lives, and where maternal deaths during childbirth reach 186 per 100,000, according to the World Bank, and death rates are there are 28.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Nepal, according to UNICEF statistics for the year 2020.
Source and cover image credit: QNA
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