The Embassy of Nepal, Muscat organized a free Health Camp for awareness, initial screening and check-up for Breast Cancer at Al-Mara land, Qurum Garden, Muscat on 29 December 2017 in association with Oman Cancer Association and Barakath Al-Noor Clinic. Around 75 Nepali females benefited through free health camp and nearly 30 males get benefited from free blood sugar test, blood pressure and BMI measurement.
The program commenced with lighting of traditional oil lamp jointly by H.E. Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal, Ambasador of Nepal to the Sultanate of Oman; Ms. Yuthar Al Rawahy, Founder & Honorary Life President of Oman Cancer Association and four time cancer surviver; Dr. Wahid Ali Al Kharusi, President of Oman Cancer Association; Mr. Bimal Dhakal, Spouse of H.E. Ambassador; Dr. Rajyashree Naraayan Kutty, MS. Surgeon, Barkhath Al Noor Clinic; Mrs. Krishna Kumari Parajuli, mother of H.E. Ambassador; Mrs. Ambika Dhakal, mother in law of H.E. Ambassador; Ms. Gayatri Parajuli and Ms. Ankita Dhakal, Sisters in law of H.E. Ambassador followed by the national anthem of Oman and Nepal. Welcoming the invited guests, H.E. Dhakal expressed that there could be multiple reasons for women to encounter with breast carcinogenic cells, and the regular checkup, self-screening, mammography etc. can help in early detection of those cells that would minimize the probability of the growth of carcinogenic cell and early treatment. H.E. Dhakal also stressed on the fact that healthy citizens are the true assets of the country. This initiation was taken to build healthy female citizen which was termed as “Swastha Shakti”. Hence every people should be aware about their health and timely checkup is the key for healthy life. Positive attitudes & willingness to live are the greatest medicines which build within strong, from the inner source of one’s own self. H.E. Dhakal also explained about the Embassy’s upcoming programs regarding celebration of the 41st Anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-Oman Diplomatic Relations.
Dr. Rajeshwari, Chief Surgeon, Barakath Al-Noor Clinic delivered a brief speech relating to breast cancer and suggested all to have a healthy life style through balanced diet, avoiding junk food, exercise and regular health check-ups.
Dr. Wahid, President of Oman Cancer Association gave special thanks to H.E. Ambassador for this kind of social activity and expressed his happiness to serve the people through Oman Cancer Association. He informed the OCA will provide free mammogram, ultrasound services to Nepalese who participated in the program and to those who would like to visit OCA in the future.
Mr. DB Chhetri, Secretary of Non-Resident Nepali Association appreciated the various activities that Embassy of Nepal is doing for the community welfare. He wished for successful programs ahead.
Ms. Nisha Sunuwar from Mahila Samuha Oman; Ms. Shalu Gurung and Mr Ashish Gurung from Tamu Samaj Oman performed folk Nepali dances in the program.
H.E. Dhakal presented a token of love to the guest Ms. Yuthar Al Rawahy; Dr. Wahid Ali Al Kharusi; Dr. Rajyashree Naraayan Kutty; Ms. Puja from Avon Beauty Product Comapny, Mr. Mohammad from Al-Mara land for their kind cooperation to conduct this free health camp. H.E. Dhakal honoured Mr. DB Chhetri with a Nepali Pashmina Shawl for his valuable contribution to the Nepali community in Oman.
Avon Beauty Product company distributed free gift hampers to the women who participated in program. There was heena/mehndi for female participants.
Around 40 Nepali males from various Nepali social organizations in Oman volunteered for the free health camp.
The program ended with lunch.
29 December 2017
Embassy of Nepal
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman