The Government of Japan extended a grant of approximately Tk54.9 lakh ($68,633) to Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (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.
Ambassador ITO Naoki signed 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.
DCHT has been providing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services with the 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 also procure and install medical equipment to provide neonatal and child healthcare services in the Dhaka Community Hospital. Newborn and pediatric patients with respiratory diseases will receive specialised medical support through this project.
Japan has supported 197 non-governmental organisation (NGO) projects through its grant assistance for GGHSP, since 1989, with the view to enhance economic and social human security at the grassroots level.
The total sum of these GGHSP grants extended to NGOs in Bangladesh, to date, amounts to approximately to $15 million.