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Pakistan Embassy Nepal gifts new building, ambulance to Bharatpur Eye Hospital


Bharatpur, 1 March 2024 (TDI): In a profound gesture of friendship and cooperation, the Pakistan Embassy in Nepal commemorated a significant milestone on March 1, by presenting a newly constructed building and an ambulance to the Bharatpur Eye Hospital.

The event, graced by esteemed personalities including the Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal, Shri Abrar H Hashmi, and the Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpakamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, signifies the enduring bond and mutual support between the two nations.

Deepening bonds through healthcare

During the ceremony, Ambassador Hashmi officially handed over the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Eye Operation Theater and an ambulance to the hospital management, symbolizing Pakistan’s commitment to bolstering healthcare infrastructure in Bharatpur.

This generous contribution is poised to significantly enhance the well-being of the local community and underscores the importance of international collaboration in addressing healthcare challenges.

Paving path for future collaborations

Prime Minister Dahal expressed gratitude towards the Pakistani government for their invaluable contribution, emphasizing the pivotal role such collaborations play in advancing healthcare services in Nepal.

With Bharatpur poised to emerge as a regional healthcare hub, this initiative sets a precedent for future collaborations between the two nations, promising mutual benefits and development across various sectors.

Prime Minister Dahal articulated his vision for Bharatpur Metropolitan City as a burgeoning center for healthcare services, underscoring the government’s commitment to realizing constitutionally guaranteed health-related rights.

He pledged increased budget allocation for the health sector, highlighting ongoing initiatives such as health insurance programs and free cancer vaccines.

The Prime Minister commended the services of Bharatpur Eye Hospital and expressed confidence in its expanded capabilities with the new infrastructure.

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Ambassador Hashmi reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast commitment to supporting Bharatpur Eye Hospital and pledged continued cooperation between Nepal and Pakistan for its further development.

The event stands as a testament to the enduring friendship and mutual respect shared between the two nations, offering a blueprint for addressing broader regional challenges through collaboration.

As Bharatpur strides into a new era of healthcare excellence, the collective efforts of Nepal and Pakistan serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for fostering international relations and addressing global healthcare disparities.

The writer is a dedicated graduate student pursuing an MPhil in DSS from NDU Islamabad.

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