Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Gulmi chapter has provided Rs. 6 million to Gulmi Hospital for setting up an oxygen plant at the hospital.
Chairman of the federation Top Lal Aryal on Monday handed over a check of Rs. 6 million to Dr. Uttam Pachya of Gulmi Hospital.
On May 8, it had launched a donation collection campaign to set up an oxygen plant to ensure that there is no dearth of a supply of oxygen in the district.
A total of Rs. 6 million has been collected from the campaign, said Aryal.
Earlier, the federation had provided 20 oxygen cylinders worth Rs. 500,000 to the hospital, after realising that the coronavirus patients were losing their lives for lack of oxygen.
Against the backdrop of rising cases of COVID-19 in the district lately, the federation has launched the campaign in an effort to save the patients’ lives.
According to Aryal, about Rs. 6 million has been collected from home and abroad.
The Government of Nepal has already allocated Rs. 10 million to set up an oxygen plant at Gulmi Hospital at the initiative of Minister for foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.
Similarly, Rs. 20 million has been allocated for the operation of a 5-bed ICU in the district, also at the initiative of Minister Gyawali.
Dr. Pachya said the construction work would be carried out with the financial aid of Rs. 10 million received from both the government and the federation.
The hospital development committee is set to start the work of setting up the plant at the earliest.
Source : THE RISING NEPAL,