15 February 2020, Kathmandu
Czech Republic Development Cooperation has handed over an ambulance, medical equipment, and operational vehicle to DhagpoSheydrub Ling Foundation, in Nala, Kavre. His Excellency Mr. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Nepal, officially handed over the keys of the Vehicles to the representatives of foundation on 14th February Friday at NalaGumba, Bhaktapur.
The ambulance is fitted with advanced machinery and equipment that can be used in case of emergency. The medical equipment includes a spine board with fixators, vacuum mattresses, Oximeter, IV lines, Transport Stretchers, surgical sets, examination bed, chairs, privacy booths, Oxygen cylinders, & others.
H.E. Milan Hovorka said, “We are happy to fulfill the need of ambulance in this region. We hope that this ambulance will help local people to reach the hospital on time. This will also help further to strengthen the friendship between Nepal & the Czech Republic and people.”
A representative of the DhagpoSheydrub Ling Foundation, LekshayGhale, expressed gratitude to the People of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic Development Cooperation, and MEDEVAC for assistance & partnership. “Ambulance & medical equipment will be used to transfer sick students of Gumba and also local people,” he said.
The NalaGumba is located about 20 kilometers away from the leading referral hospitals in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel. It would take more than two hours to reach hospitals in local transportation in case of a medical emergency.
The government of the Czech Republic expects that this new ambulance would facilitate and expedite the transportation of sick people to advanced hospitals, thus saving time and reducing the risk on the lives of local people.
Czech Republic’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to the improvement of the living standards & welfare of Nepalese people. This project has been designed to address basic human needs that include education, health and sanitation, and drinking water.