IME Foundation hands over medical equipment worth about Rs 30 million to Health Ministry

1st Jun, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 01: The IME Foundation has provided medical equipment worth about Rs. 30 million to the Government of Nepal for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.

Chairman of IME Group, Chandra Prasad Dhakal and Chairman of the IME Foundation and Managing Director of IME Group, Hemraj Dhakal jointly handed over 80 units of Oxygen Concentrator to Health and Population Minister Honorable Hridayesh Tripathi at a function held at the Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday.

The Foundation has provided 80 units of Oxygen Concentrator (20 units each) to Gandaki Regional Hospital, Pokhara, Kaski, Lumbini Regional Hospital, Butwal, Rupandehi, Seti Regional Hospital, Dhangadhi, Kailali and Civil Servants Hospital (Civil), Min Bhawan, Kathmandu. Poudel informed.

According to Poudel, the foundation has provided 15 oxygen concentrators to the isolation centers run by different communities. In addition, the foundation has already ordered a plant for the establishment of an oxygen plant worth about Rs. 1,28,00,000 at Shukraraj Infectious Diseases Hospital, Teku.

Earlier, the foundation had set up a 'trust fund' to help the families of Nepalese who had passed away while living in foreign employment and provided Rs. 100 per person to about 100 affected families. 58,000 (about 6 million) relief was provided.

The IME Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization operated under the IME Group. The foundation has been supporting in various fields including education, health and sports. He also informed that the Foundation has been working hand in hand with the Government of Nepal and various non-governmental organizations / institutions in dealing with health and natural disasters in the country at different times.