By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Nov. 21:The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kathmandu has donated Fully Automated Biochemistry Analyzers, worth USD 402,500, to Nepal.
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, Park Tae-Young, handed over the analysers to Secretary Dr. Roshan Pokhrel of the Ministry of Health and Population at a ceremony organised on Monday.
According to a press statement issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nepal, the Fully Automated Biochemistry Analyzer plays a pivotal role in enhancing primary healthcare services by facilitating the examination of vital organs, including the liver, kidney, and pancreas.
This diagnostic tool analyzes biochemistry samples such as serum, plasma, and urine.
“The Korean government's support is commendable for empowering hospitals at the local level, enabling them to independently diagnose diseases,” read the statement.
During the handover ceremony, Secretary Pokhrel expressed gratitude for this invaluable assistance, emphasising the positive impact the support would bring on strengthening the health sectors' capabilities at the grassroots level.
Similarly, Ambassador Park highlighted the Korean government's commitment to enhancing the capability of Nepal’s healthcare sector.
He affirmed that such initiatives align with Korea's enduring support to Nepal as a steadfast development partner.
“Having designated Nepal as a “Priority Cooperation Country” for 15 consecutive years in development cooperation, the Korean government has consistently provided diverse assistance in key areas, including health and sanitation, agriculture, education, rural development, and energy,” the statement read.
The Korean government has provided substantial support to Nepal, including USD 188.6 million allocated through KOICA since 1991, of which 26.8 per cent was in the health sector.
In addition, Korea has been providing immediate support to Nepal during challenging times, including the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic.
In line with this commitment, the Korean government has decided to provide USD 300,000 as humanitarian assistance to help the people of Nepal affected by the recent earthquake in Jajarkot.
As 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Nepal, the Korean government plans to commemorate this milestone with various projects.
These initiatives aim to further expand bilateral cooperation across diverse fields between the two nations, said the Embassy.
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, Park Tae-Young, handing over the analysers to Secretary Dr. Roshan Pokhrel of the Ministry of Health and Population at a ceremony, Monday.