The Government of Australia has provided medical equipment to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.
The Government of Australia has provided medical equipment to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. The medical equipment worth AUD 45,450 (approximately NPR 41 lakh) was handed over on Tuesday.
Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal Felicity Volk handed over the medical equipment to Dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), TUTH Professor Dr Dibya Singh Shah and Dr Samarika Dahal at the Forensic Department of TUTH.
The equipment – an ultrasound machine and a portable dental x-ray machine – were funded under the Australia Awards Alumni Grants Program to support the work of two Australian university alumni – Professor Dr Shah and Dr. Dahal, according to a statement issued by the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu.
The x-ray machine will be used in forensic odontology services in Nepal and will expand the disaster victim identification services provided by the Forensic Department at TUTH. Dr Dahal is pioneer in the field of forensic odontology and received the alumni grant in recognition of her strong commitment to advocacy for improved health services in Nepal and for her active engagement in the Australia Awards Women in Leadership Network (WIL) in Nepal. The ultrasound machine is being provided as an alumni grant to Professor.