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Israel committed to helping underprivileged communities of Nepal

Kaushal Ghimire 17 Jun, 2022 7:59 pm

June 16, Kathmandu: Israel is steadfast in helping underprivileged communities, especially in rural parts of Nepal, with its advanced medical treatments.

Accordingly, the Embassy of Israel in Nepal in collaboration with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center-Ichilov Hospital and Janaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital (JMCTH) conducted free health camps in Naktajhi of Dhanusha and Sitapur of Mahottari districts of Nepal from June 11 to 15.

Eight Israeli doctors, together with the medical team of JMCTH provided free health check-ups during their stay in Janakpur.

More than 1000 people benefitted from the camps. Free medicines were also distributed to the patients.

“The camp was aimed at providing medical services to underprivileged communities and addressing various health problems for early detection, prevention and cure,” said the Israeli Embassy in a press statement.

In addition, the Israeli medical delegation conducted a Seminar on “Women and Child Health” for the medical professionals from JMCTH and surrounding medical centres.

New life-saving technologies and medical equipment brought by the Israeli doctors were provided to JMCTH.

Tal Shvartsman, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel, said “ Such medical collaborations would further strengthen the ties between our two nations at people to people level. The major idea of the camp was to bring life-saving technologies and medical equipment and to share Israeli doctors’ expertise with Nepali doctors to save lives of people, especially women and children.”

Dr Ronit Almog, a senior gynaecologist and head of the multidisciplinary medical delegation, said It was a great honour to be invited for the second time to Nepal and they were thankful for the warm hospitality of the Nepali people and looked forward to working together again.

This is the second time that the medical delegation from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center-Ichilov Hospital has visited Nepal. In 2019, the medical delegation conducted a weeklong program on “Women and Children Health” at Dhulikhel Hospital and Siddhi Memorial Foundation.

The Embassy has said that it hopes to continue such philanthropic collaboration in the future as well.

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