Indian Embassy and Gandhi Global family Nepal (GGFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for providing grant assistance of NRs. 50 million to Gandhi Global Family Nepal for screening and treatment of Diabetes Mellitus under Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Program.
According to a press release of Indian Embassy, Gandhi Global Family Nepal, an apex voluntary organization, working under the auspices of Nepal – India Human Development Friendship Association (NIHUDFA), has been established with the objective to provide health and education services to economically and geographically deprived people to enhance humanity and cooperation.
Under the MoU, the Government of India will provide the 100% financial assistance to GGFN for conducting 30,800 diabetic basic lab test and for providing free medicine to 10,450 diabetic patients for 6 months and free advance diabetic diagnostic test to 4,400 diabetic patients through health camps in various districts of Nepal. The grant assistance will be used by GGFN to provide service at the doorstep of the people by way of screening camps.
Government of India’s assistance to Gandhi Global Family Nepal is a part of the Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Programme which has an outlay of over NRs. 65 billion with more than 450 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development have been undertaken in response to local needs, and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.