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Japan to construct emergency department for Chaurjahari hospital in west Nepal


Kathmandu, 14 December (2018) – The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masamichi Saigo, has signed a grant contract for the construction of an emergency department building for Chaurjahari  Hospital, which is located in west Rukum district.

The grant contract was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Milan Adhikari, Chairman of Human Development and Community Services, a local NGO that runs the hospital.

The project for the construction of an emergency department at the Chaurjahari Hospital in west Rukum is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government. The total grant assistance is USD 87,755 (approximately NPR 9.5 million).

The project will support the construction of a new building for the emergency department of the hospital. Currently the hospital does not have an emergency room thus critical care patients undergo treatment either in a temporary room or a general consultation room.

This causes dangerous and unhygienic situations for the patients particularly since the hospital receives almost 200 patients per day. The implementation of the project will enable patients to receive treatment under a safer and more hygienic environment and allow the doctors to provide more effective and appropriate medical response.

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