Published On:November 21 2008
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Eye hospital inaugurated in Nepal

Hetauda: Hetauda Community Eye Hospital was inaugurated by Australian envoy to Nepal Graeme Lade.

Australian envoy Led, said that his government looked forward to extending additional cooperation to Nepal in the health sector.

The hospital has been built on the premises of the Timber Corporation of Nepal. The donors from Australia, China, Hong Kong and other countries extended cooperation to the efforts of the Rotary Club Hetauda, Mid Town Kathmandu and Kathmandu-based Tilganga Eye Centre.

The hospital was completed at a total cost of Rs 40.6 million, including the furniture and equipments, said medical coordinator of the Tilganga Eye Centre, Navin Kumar Rai.

Ophthalmologist Dr Kishor Raj Pradhan would head the team of medical and administrative staffers in the hospital.

Mohan Krishna Shrestha, research associate, Tilganga Eye Centre, said, “Nepal is the cheapest destination in South Asia to treat eye diseases.”

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