By Our Reporter
Japanese ambassador Masamichi Saigo signed a grant contract for the installation of an oxygen generation and distribution system for the District Hospital in Dhankuta. The grant contract was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Dr. Amitabh Thakur, Medical Superintendent of the hospital.
The project is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japan Government. The total grant assistance is USD 88,118.
The project will support the installation of an oxygen generation and distribution system inside the premise of the hospital. The system enables patients to obtain oxygen from a mask that is connected to the pipeline on the wall of each treatment/ operation room. Currently, patients have to pay for an oxygen cylinder that comes from larger cities such as Dharan or Biratnagar. Sometimes, cylinders are not available due to stock scarcity. As the cylinders are big and heavy, this hampers patients to obtain the necessary oxygen promptly and safely.
After the implementation of the project, patients will not have to prepare an oxygen cylinder themselves, but can be provided hygienic oxygen comfortably. The system will also support doctors and nurses who give treatment to emergency patients and patients in the operating theater through the timely provision of oxygen.
Similarly, the ambassador signed a grant contract for the construction of a school building for specialized courses in agriculture at Shree Nepal Rastriya Tribhuwan Secondary School, Gulmi District. The grant contract was signed between the Embassy and Tej Bahadur Mahat, Principal of the school.
The Project for the Construction of Classrooms for Specialized Courses in Agriculture in Gulmi District is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japan Government. The total grant assistance is USD 78,671.
The project will support the construction of one school building where students from Grades 9 to 10 can learn practical knowledge about agriculture and its management. Approximately 90 percent of the population in Gulmi District is engaged in agriculture, however, the productivity and profitability is not remarkable. Therefore, the young generation tends to go abroad. According to the Census conducted in 2018, Gulmi District generates the largest number of migrant workers.