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Japan issues grant to Special Needs home in Guraidhoo

Mariyam Malsa
10 January 2020, MVT 13:43
Japanese Ambassador to Maldives Yanai Keiko and Chief Executive Officer of the Home for People with Special Needs, Imran Ibrahim. PHOTO: GENDER MINISTRY
Mariyam Malsa
10 January 2020, MVT 13:43

The Japanese government, on Thursday, provided Maldives a grant of USD 86,961 for the purpose of refurbishing the Home for People with Special Needs, located in Guraidhoo, Kaafu Atoll.

Awarded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme, the contract was signed by Japanese Ambassador to Maldives Yanai Keiko and Chief Executive Officer of the Home for People with Special Needs, Imran Ibrahim.

The grant will be utilized to finance the replacement of roofing, floor tiles, doors, windows and electric wiring as well as the installation of comfortable seating arrangements for counselling sessions and ensuring wheelchair access for disabled patients.

The GGP grant aid includes following:

- Four patient beds

- One refrigerator for medicine storage

- One stethoscope

- Four aspirators

- Two respirators

- Four electrocardiograph systems

- Four tables for medical equipment

- Four sets of surgery equipment

- One autoclave

The GGP scheme is part of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) which is implemented by the Japanese Embassy in Maldives with the aim of empowering people at the grassroots level.

GGP initiatives implemented in Maldives since 1996 have covered sectors including education, environment, health, transportation and energy.

The most recent grant contract, signed on January 6, awarded MVR 4,526,325 to facilitate the installation of an incinerator in Holhudhoo, Noonu Atoll.

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