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Japan govt donates six ambulances to Nepal


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2021 Oct 04, 17:04, Kathmandu
File photo: The Government of Japan has handed over six ambulances to the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population. His Excellency Mr. Kikuta Yutaka, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal handed over these ambulances to Hon State Minister for Health and Population, Mr Umesh Shrestha. Currently, all these ambulances will be operated from the Nepal Ambulance Service (102) dispatch center. Photo Source: Umesh Shrestha, Minister of State for Health and Population of Nepal/ Twitter

The Government of Japan has donated six ambulances to Nepal.

Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka handed over the ambulances to Minister of State for Health and Population of Nepal Umesh Shrestha amid a function here today. 

The Ministry is scheduled to hand the donated ambulances to the Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS) today itself. NAS is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the establishment of an emergency medical response system for the people of Nepal.

On the occasion, state minister Shrestha praised and expressed gratitude to the Government of Japan for its assistance in the health sector of Nepal and fight and control COVID-19 in particular. He also expected such help and cooperation between the two countries in the days to come.

Similarly, Ambassador Yutaka said that Japan has been providing assistance to Nepal for a long.

The NAS President Dr Pradip Vaidya said that the donated ambulances would be properly used in the service to patients.

With the donated ambulances, the NAS has a total of 18 ambulances operational. It provides 24-hour service. One can contact at the toll-free number, 102 for its service. It has expanded its service to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. 

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