Etihad Airways supports 'Working Hands' for leprosy victims


29th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU : Etihad Airways is once again supporting UK-based charity 'Working Hands' by flying out a six-member team of  health workers to Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital in Nepal.

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Issuing a statement, the company said that the team led by Dr Donald Sammut will treat leprosy patients of the area.

"Our aim is to treat patients whose hands have been paralyzed by leprosy”, Dr Donald said in the statement.

Yeti Airlines has also offered its support by providing complimentary excess baggage for the internal flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur, close to Lalgadh, the statement added.

Ang Tshering, Managing Director of Yeti Airlines, said: “We are pleased to support Working Hands, which is providing remarkable assistance to leprosy sufferers in the region. And we are delighted to have helped Etihad Airways in their ongoing efforts to support a very worthy cause in our country.”