Qatar Charity (QC) has provided 8 ambulances to several hospitals in Nepal’s rural areas, to contribute to supporting the country’s health sector. The ambulances, along with the necessary equipment and supplies, were delivered to the hospitals, in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Population and Family Welfare of Nepal’s Lumbini Province.
The handover of the ambulances took place in presence of Chief Minister Honorable Kul Prasad K.C. Health Minister Honorable Indra Jit Tharu, Federal Parliament Member Athar Kamal, Education Minister Honorable Wasiuddin Khan, Member Secretory of the Social Welfare Council Mr. Manoj Bhatta, and the acting director of Qatar Charity’s Nepal office Mr. Irshad Ali Shekh.
The ambulances are equipped with ECG monitor and oxygen cylinders along with other 22 emergency equipment.
During the handover ceremony, Health Minister Indra Jit Tharu honored Qatar Charity and presented a certificate of appreciation to it, in recognition of its support.
Chief Minister Kul Prasad K.C. said that such aid would enhance the bilateral relationship between Qatar and Nepal, appreciating Qatar Charity for its tangible contribution in the health sector of Lumbini Province. He indicated that the ambulance service will benefit the community and people residing in the region, expressing his willingness to support such activities that will enhance the lives of the people for sustainable development of the province.
Health Minister Indra Jit Tharu, for his part, expressed his gratitude to Qatar’s benefactors and Qatar Charity, noting the medical equipment provided by Qatar Charity for the PCR lab during the covid-19 pandemic, and its other medical support for quarantine centers.
It is worth mentioning that this project is part of Qatar Charity’s humanitarian intervention in support of the health sector of Nepal where 80% of the total population live in rural areas, and the maternal mortality rate is 186 per 100,000 live births (World Bank, 2017). Likewise, the infant mortality rate is 28.2 per 1000 live births (UNICEF, 2020).