India extends financial assistance of NRs 44.16 million to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) for organizing Eye Care Program in various Districts of Nepal.
The Embassy of India, Kathmandu and Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS), a non-profit organization, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for holding Eye Care Program in various Districts of Nepal as part of India–Nepal Cooperation Program of the Government of India in a brief ceremony organized at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur.
The occasion was graced by Ram Janam Chaudhary, the Minister of Health and Population, Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal, Prof. Dr. Tirtha Prasad Mishra, Chairman, NNJS, and other distinguished members from various social organizations.
Since 2001, India has provided a total grant assistance of NRs. 254.16 million to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh for organizing eye care services in the different corners of Nepal. The assistance by the Government of India facilitated in performing more than 117000 cataract surgeries, 4200 TT Surgery and more than 37200 students have benefitted from the optical devices donated under School Eye Health Care Program. During 2015-16 The Government of India has decided to continue its financial assistance to NNJS for Cataract and School eye care program by further grant assistance of NRs 44.16 million.
According to a press release issued by Ruby Jaspreet Sharma, SS (PIC) & Secretary, BPKF Embassy of India, Kathmandu, apart from this, the Government of India is also providing financial assistance to various programs for improvement of health services in Nepal These include organization of health camps for ENT & Rehabilitation services through B.P. Eye Foundation Children’s Hospital; for diabetes control through Gandhi Global Family Nepal and the Goitre Control Program for the Government of Nepal.
In addition, the Government of India has extended financial assistance of approx. NRs 501.53 million towards renovation, restoration, upgradation of various sites of religious, educational, cultural and historical importance in Nepal in financial year 2015-2016. The India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion with more than 514 large and small development projects completed or 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.