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India provides 27.6 million for Nursing Campus

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Kathmandu, May 4 (UNI) India will contribute a sum of NRs 27.6 million for construction of Sushma Koirala Memorial Nursing Campus here to further strenghten the Indo-Nepal Economic Cooperation.

According to the Indian embassy, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday between the Embassy of India, District Development Committee, Kathmandu and Sushma Koirala Memorial Campus, Sankhu, for the construction of classroom block, hostel block and compound wall for the Nursing Campus.

The campus, run by Sushma Koirala Memorial Trust, is conducting three years course for Staff Nurse, Proficiency Certificate Level Programme since November, 2000.

The campus in Kathmandu is affiliated to the Council for Technical Education&Vocational Training and is also recognised by Nepal Nursing Council.

A total of 120 students will benefit from the project, the embassy said.

The project, to be executed by District Development Committee, Kathmandu, will be yet another landmark in Indo-Nepal Economic Cooperation in the all important areas of health and education, the embassy stated in a press release issued here today.

In the area of health alone, the Indo-Nepal cooperation is witnessing implementation or consideration of implementation of five small projects in different districts including, Blood Transfusion Service Centre, Lahan, Siraha, Janakpur Nursing Campus, Janakpur, Mechi Zonal Hospital, Bhadrapur, Jhapa, and a Nursing Campus at Sewa Guthi, Biratnagar, Morang, it said.

The large projects include Nepal-Bharat Maitri Baktawari Hari Eye Hospital, Kapilavastu, the establishment of a 200 bed Emergency&Trauma Centre at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu and the B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences at Dharan.

The above projects are part of 137 projects estimated at NRs 1800 crore in the health, education&infrastructure sectors being implemented in Nepal, it added.

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