2017 Nepal International Medical Voluntary team –Meeting the Health Minister of Nepal and the Pokhara Rainbow Orphanage Event

Date: August 9, 2017

From the end of July to the beginning of August, two doctors from CMU Hospital and three alumni had joined the 2017 Nepal International Medical Voluntary team in order to offer medical services.

  On the 3rd of August, after finishing their mission of Chinese Medicine and dental health education, they were introduced to the Health Minister of Nepal- Mr. Gagan Thapa. Mr. Gagan Thapa has been dedicating himself to propel the laws for national health care. He mentioned that the citizens only need to pay 2500 rubies a year for health care. However, the medical resources are not equally distributed but concentrated in the capital area. Hence, Mr. Gagan Thapa hoped that Taiwan could offer scholarships for Nepal students to study medicine in Taiwan, and who would serve at remote areas in Nepal in the future. On the 4th of August, the group visited Rainbow Orphanage in Pokhara. The director of the orphanage greeted the team with red paint dotted on his forehead and presented khata, the ceremonial scarf, as a gift. And the group provided donated stationaries, ointment, aid-kit and 200 dollar donation to the orphanage.