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Inauguration of India upgraded Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital Building in Nepalgunj, Banke District

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The hospital building of Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital in Nepalgunj, Banke District, upgraded with Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs. 46.64 Million, was jointly inaugurated by Shri Karun Bansal, Head of Administration, Embassy of India to Nepal along with District Coordination Committee, Banke and Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital Management Committee and local representatives on 4th April 2021.

2.       The new hospital building has been built under ‘Nepal-Bharat Development Cooperation’ and has general ward, private ward, operation theatre, training hall, doctors quarters, inside road and drainage systems. The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project (HICDPs) earlier called as Small Development Projects, under an Agreement between Government of India and Government of Nepal. The project was implemented by District Coordination Committee, Banke.

3.       Since 2003, Government of India has been taking up HICDPs, which are projects costing less than NRs 50 million, across Nepal. India has already completed 446 HICDPs in Nepal, of which 41 are in Province 5, including 5 in Banke District. 9 Government of India funded projects are under various stages of completion/implementation in Province-5 including one in Banke District. In addition to above the Embassy of India has gifted 12 ambulances and 3 buses to various health posts, NGO and educational institute in Banke District.

4.       Under reconstruction grant assistance (US $ 50 million) of Government of India to Nepal, total 147 Health Posts are being built across ten districts of Nepal affected by 2015 earthquake. Out of 147, contract for 25 health post have been awarded. India has also gifted 823 ambulances to various government and Not for Profit organizations working in the health sector in Nepal.

5.       Government of India provided grant assistance of INR 20.99 crores to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) for conducting 400 Diagnostic Screening & Treatment (DST) camps and surgery camp for Cataract in 52 districts and for TT in 14 Districts and for holding eye camps in schools in remote areas of Nepal. GoI has gifted total five vehicles to NNJS, including a mobile eye care van for holding eye camps in schools to screen treat eye ailments in children.

6.       The project is a reflection of India’s development partnership with Nepal and complements effort of Government of Nepal in augmenting infrastructure in the field of health.

 

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Kathmandu, Nepal

5th April, 2021