KOICA officially handed over the newly constructed Mugu District Hospital to the Ministry of Social Development of Karnali Province on the Mugu District Hospital premises on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by KOICA Nepal office.
The Hospital was constructed under the project “Improving Maternal and Child Health Care in Mugu” with the total Budget of USD 5 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea.
The newly constructed Mugu District Hospital building was virtually inaugurated by Social Development Minister of Karnali Province Yagya Bahadur Budha Chettri in physical presence of Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Park Chong-Suk.
The event was attended by Rom Bahadur Mahat, Chief District Officer, Provincial Assembly members, Country Director of KOICA, Sunghoon Ko, and other local government stakeholders and implementing agencies.
The KOICA constructed the 50-bed hospital and provided state of art medical equipment for better access to quality health service of Mugu residents. In addition to this, through this project, KOICA in partnership with UNICEF strengthened the health system to provide quality and equitable MNCH services to entire Mugu district.
The project also implements activities to improve the behaviour of caregivers, parents, families and communities on MNCH care practice in Mugu.
Inaugurating the handover ceremony, Minister Chhetri appreciated the gesture from the Government of Korea to Nepal and added that the hospital would be a model hospital in Karnali Province.
The support will be instrumental in continuing its quality health care services without any disruption in post COVID-19 situation, he added.
On the occasion, Park Chong-suk, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, hoped that the assistance would support to provide effective and efficient health services to the people of Karnali Province. He also said that he would do his best to support Nepal’s development process.
Source : TRN,