Agni Foundation, the non-profit organisation of Agni Group – the sole authorised distributors of Mahindra vehicles in Nepal, provided financial and other support to renovate the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of TU Teaching Hospital.
The renovated paediatric department was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Dharma Kanta Baskota, Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Cabinet Shrestha, Managing director of Agni Group and Susan Vaidya Shrestha, Executive Director of Agni Group and Founder of Agni Foundation on January 30.
During the inauguration, Susan Vaidya Shrestha stated, “NICU plays significant role for preterm infants and for the babies with low birth weight or have a health condition that needs special care. Staying around the clock with a child who is in the PICU for more than a few days can be both physically and emotionally draining. But facilities, proper care and medication, with positive ambience of the PICU can help ease the family’s stress by leaving parents better able to support their child and plan for when the entire family is home together again. We are always concerned for child’s health and family values. Therefore, we are very happy to support Teaching Hospital for this good cause. Hope Agni Foundation’s small initiation will benefit and facilitate both needy parents and child to take the advantage of NICU and PICU promptly and efficiently.”
Agni Foundation has also constructed a lounge for visitors and parents of admitted child, and created a breastfeeding station and resting station for the parents of the admitted child to promote family-centered care by allowing parents especially mothers and caregivers to stay overnight as well.