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Japan extends support to Dhaka Community Hospital Trust

Japan has extended a grant of US$68,633 (approximately Tk 5.49 million) to Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT).

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki signed the grant contracts for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) at the Embassy of Japan with Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Director of Central Coordination Committee of DCHT on Monday.

DCHT has been awarded the grant for “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment to Support Neonatal and Child Healthcare in Dhaka District”.

DCHT has been providing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services with participation of the community, as well as developing skilled human resources in the health delivery services sector.

With the assistance of the GGHSP funding, DCHT will procure and install medical equipment to provide neonatal and child healthcare services in Dhaka Community Hospital.

Newborn and pediatric patients with respiratory diseases will receive specialised medical support through this project.

Japan has supported 197 NGO projects through its Grant Assistance for GGHSP since 1989 with the view to enhance economic and social human security in the grass-roots levels.

The total sum of these GGHSP grants extended to NGOs in Bangladesh to date amounts approximately to $15 million.

Source: United News of Bangladesh