CIIF along with implementing partner Nyaya Health Nepal Possible, hands over prefabricated health posts of 3 villages to Dolakha district administration in Nepal today. The rebuilt health posts are equipped with medical equipments, instruments, furniture and medical supplies for functioning of the health posts.
“The support received from the Confederation of Indian Industry and CII Foundation has strengthened the constitutional commitments in Nepal and paves way for providing basic health access to citizens of Nepal through this initiative” said Pushpa Chaudhary, Secretary, Ministry of Health, Government of Nepal. Chaudhary appreciated and acknowledged efforts of CII Foundation and Nyaya Health Nepal in constructing prefabricated health posts in Lapilang, Jhyaku and Orang in Dolakha district. She was speaking at the completion ceremony of the health posts in Kathmandu, Nepal
CII Foundation, a trust by India’s leading business association, the Confederation of Indian Industry handed over three prefabricated health posts to the Dolakha district administration on 28 May 2018. Along with the construction of three health posts, CII Foundation, along with its implementing partner Nyaya Health Nepal (NHN), equipped the rebuilt health posts with medical equipments, instruments, furniture and medical supplies for functioning of the health posts.
“Health care is an area India and Nepal has a long standing partnership and very happy that the Confederation of Indian Industry and CII Foundation, one of the finest organisations in India has come forward to support health care facilities in some of the remotest areas in Nepal” said Manjeev Singh Puri, Indian Ambassador to Nepal.
With support of over NPR 27.68 million from Godrej & Boyce and other companies, CII Foundation aims at providing better health support to about 8000 beneficiaries from Lapilang, Jhyaku and Orang villages in Dolakha. Apart from the infrastructure and medical support to the health posts, CII Foundation also enabled extension of Chemistry lab in Charikot Hospital.
The health posts are differently able friendly and ensures physical accessibility to all. The posts also have toilets with grab bars to ensure friendly usage for the handicapped visitors. The solar power backup and solar water heater are also new additions to these health posts. With the new infrastructure and facilities available, the catchment area population is now getting care more conveniently, with an added scope of expansion of the government led health initiatives in the area.
The tragic earthquake that hit Nepal three years ago, claimed over 9000 lives and damaged over 85% of healthcare facilities in the country. The focus of the CII & CII Foundation Nepal Rehabilitation Initiative was to rebuild and provide basic amenities in few of the remote locations in Dolakha. The Health Posts constructed in Jhyaku, Orang and Lapilang are built using an earthquake-resistant design, the facility includes seven rooms, four toilets, solar powered, disabled and elderly friendly.
Over the last two decades, CII and CII Foundation have been working with Union and State governments, particularly in India to extend immediate relief support to disaster-affected families across the country. Followed by the immediate and much needed relief, CII Foundation undertakes long term rehabilitation interventions, catering to the needs of the community and, rebuilding lives & resilience against disasters.
Suraj Vaidya, Chairman, Nyaya Health Nepal; Seema Arora, Deputy Director General, CII & CEO, CII Foundation; Bhawani Rana, President, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry; SP Kalaunee, Executive Director (Interim), Nyaya Health Nepal also addressed the gathering. Representatives from the Ministry of health, Industry and development specialists attended the ceremony.