•      Fri Sep 29 2023

KAHS and Tilganga agree to expand eye service in Karnali

Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Khalanga of Jumla, covered with snow. (file photo)

Kathmandu, Aug 25: The Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO) have reached an agreement to expand eye service. A memorandum of understanding was signed among the Nepal Eye Programme, the TIO and the KAHS amid a function in the presence of Minister for Health and Population on Friday.

As per the MoU, the TIO will provide modern health equipment to the KAHS for the expansion of eye service in Karnali Province.

On the occasion, Minister Basnet hoped the MoU would facilitate in providing modern eye treatment to the people in remote Kaarnali Province. He also pledged to cooperate with and facilitate in eye treatment by making a strategy.

“We are assured that the cooperation between the two institutes will ensure better eye treatment for poor people and those facing difficulty in the province. The Ministry is ready to cooperate with this pious job,” he said.

The TIO founder and director Dr Sanduk Ruit informed that TIO would provide modern health equipment to the KAHS. Eye care service would be expanded while strengthening the eye disease treatment department under the TIO, he said.

“We assist in providing all sorts of modern health equipment and constructing structures for eye treatment. Similarly, we will cooperate to provide eye treatment of all sorts like cataract to the people in Karnali Province, one of the distant and difficult geographies in the country.”

Similarly, the KAHS Vice Chancellor Dr Mangal Rawal said they were excited after the MoU. He pledged to begin eye treatment of all sorts in some months when health equipment is made available as per the MoU.