KATHMANDU, Jan 26: In effort of Reporters’ Club Nepal’s President Rishi Dhamala, Maidi Health Post of Dhading district has been gifted with an ambulance by the Indian Embassy today.
In the occasion of 68th Republic Day of India, Indian government – committing to help in the development tasks of Nepal –- has gifted 20 ambulances and 4 buses to hospitals, non-profitable charitable organizations and school in various districts of Nepal.
Member secretary of Maidi Health Post Sujan Shrestha appreciated Rishi Dhamala’s contribution in development of Dhading district and said, “I am very grateful to Rishi Dhamala for his remarkable contribution in our district. Maidi, Dhola, Nalang, Khari and Darbung VDC of Gorkha will be directly benefitted by the ambulance gifted by the Embassy of India.”
He added, “Around 60 patients visit Maidi Health Post daily for medical check-up. We refer about 5 to 6 patients to other hospitals every day. Now that we have ambulance service available, it will be great relief to patients with serious medical issues.”
Senior Journalist Rishi Dhamala has been aiding in health, education, drinking water and other areas of VDCs of Dhading district.
Former chairman of Ambulance Help Committee of Health Post Nitya Prasad Tiwari can also be credited to the ambulance service made available to the health post. The 85 year old said, “I believe, this ambulance service will be a great relief to about 25,000 people of district.”
Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed keys to the respective organizations. An organization of retired was also gifted an ambulance during the program.
Also, 60 educational institutions and training organizations of different districts were also provided with books.
Since 1994, India has gifted 602 ambulances to different organizations in 73 districts of Nepal. India has also offered 118 buses to different educational and charitable organizations in 28 districts of Nepal.