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Chinese health institution offers assistance to improve Nepal's maternal and children health

Xinhua, August 31, 2016 Adjust font size:

A Chinese health institution has offered assistance to improve Nepal's maternal and children health sector under its Maternal and Children Health Program'.

During a meeting with the officials of Nepal's Department of Health held here in capital on Tuesday, a Chinese medical team proposed to improve the maternal and children health of the Himalayan country through its four different programs.

The proposal was put forward by Hebei Women and Children's Health Center located in Hebei province of China.

"We are willing to improve the maternal and children health situation of Nepal through training, nutrition and equipment handover programs. We want to begin this program right from the next month", Yang Rongshan, Director of Hebei Women and Children's Health Center told Xinhua.

To begin with, the center plans to provide one-month long training to Nepali doctors and nurses in China representing Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neurology. Secondly, it will send a team of Chinese medical experts to Nepal for two weeks to work jointly with Nepali professionals in different hospitals.

"The training and exchange program will enhance the medical skill of Nepalese doctors", Yang added.

Under its Nutrition Improvement Program, the center plans to provide free nutritional package to a hundred Nepali children along with free physical examination for a year.

Likewise, Hebei Women and Children's Health Center will be handing over hemoglobin, height and intelligence test equipments to the Nepali side.

Dr. Basu Dev Pandey, Deputy Director General at Department of Health told Xinhua, "The proposal is very helpful for providing better health services to Nepali maternal women and children. I hope the Ministry of Health and Population will accept it and begin the process as soon as possible."

The Maternal and Children Health Program' is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.