Kathmandu, Sept 8: A joint exercise ‘Ex Pacific Angel â€“ 2014′ between the Nepal Army and the U.S Army commenced from Monday with the launch of health service programs at various schools in areas that fall under the command of NA’s Mid Divisional Headquarters.
NA Mid Division Commander Major General Baldevraj Mahat inaugurated the exercise amidst a function held in Makawanpur. The inaugural ceremony was attended by Chief District Officer Makawanpur, security organs’ officials, and officials from District Health Office, District Red Cross, Bharatpur Hospital and Bharatpur Medical College.
During the exercise, health camps will be set up to provide health services at National Rotary Primary School, Manhari until September 10 and at Chaturmukhi Higher Secondary School, Shaktikhor from September 11 to 13 under the Health Services Outreach program, according to NA Public Relations Directorate. The military personnel will also work to renovate the physical infrastructure of the schools under the Engineering Civic Action Program (ENCAP).
According to a press release issued by the Directorate here Monday, under the joint exercise Medical Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) program began in Birendra Military Hospital at Chaunni and Bharatpur Hospital which will last till September 11. The exercise is attended by a total of 142 military personnel â€“71 from America, Australia, Bangladesh and Mongolia and 71 from the Nepal Army.
Similarly, a joint team of the two armies operated Blast Injury Management program regarding the management of the casualties from explosion at Birendra Hospital, Chaunni.