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Jun 16, 2022

Israeli doctors help deprived people of Nepal

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Israeli Medical Team along with Deputy Mission head of the Israel Embassy at the  welcome ceremony.
Israeli Medical Team along with Deputy Mission head of the Israel Embassy at the welcome ceremony.

The Embassy of Israel in Nepal in collaboration with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center-Ichilov Hospital (https://www.tasmc.org.il/sites/en/pages/default.aspx) and Janaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital (JMCTH) conducted free health camps in Naktajhi of Dhanusha and Sitapur of Mahottari districts of Nepal the other day.

Eight Israeli experts in Gynecology and Women’s Health issues, Anesthesia and ICU, Pediatrics and Ophthalmology doctors together with the medical team of JMCTH rendered their services at the free health check-ups in Janakpur from 11-15 June 2022, as stated in a press note of the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu.

Over 1000 people benefitted from the camps along with free medicines and glasses were distributed to the patients. JMCTH will carry out further treatment for those who need it, it said.

In addition, the Israeli medical team conducted a Seminar on “Women and Child Health” for the medical professionals from JMCTH and surrounding medical centers and discussed resuscitation, life saving measures, high-risk pregnancy and handling emergency cases.

The new life-saving technologies and medical equipment brought by the Israeli doctors were also donated to JMCTH with a hope to be able to better treat, improve patient outcomes and save lives of people.

Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Israel Tal Shvartsman said, “These kinds of medical collaborations further strengthen the ties between our two nations at people-to-people level.

“The plan of this project was initiated after I read an article about maternal deaths in Nepal due to avoidable reasons. The major idea was to bring life-saving technologies/medical equipment and to share Israeli doctors’ expertise with Nepali doctors to save lives of people especially women and children,” he said.

Dr. Ronit Almog, a senior gynecologist and Head of a multidisciplinary medical delegation said, “By the initiative of the Israeli Embassy in Nepal, we collaborated with the medical team of Janaki Medical College in establishment of health camps providing medical, gynecological and ophthalmological care to the rural population. It is a great honor to be invited for the second time to Nepal. We are thankful for the warm hospitality of the Nepalese and look forward to further work together.”

Director of Department of International Relations of JMCTH Dr. Ram Prasad Upreti said, “This medical camp is just the beginning. We will have more collaborative activities such as students’ and faculty exchange, and research in days to come. It not only builds up the relationship between the two medical institutions but also the relations between the two nations will strengthen. Long live Nepal-Israel Friendship.”

This is the second time that the medical delegation from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center-Ichilov Hospital has visited Nepal.

Israeli medical team with local people in Janakpur.

In 2019, the medical delegation conducted a weeklong program on “Women and Children Health” at Dhulikhel Hospital and Siddhi Memorial Foundation.

The Embassy hopes to continue such philanthropic collaboration in the future as well, it added.