While the Nepali Government is struggling to enhance health care facilities to combat COVID-19 pandemic, the neighboring counties and various organizations are showcasing their support.
Lately, the neighboring country India has gifted 23 tons of essential medical supplies to the Nepali Government as a part of the bilateral cooperation between the countries to fight COVID-19.
The Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the medicines to the Nepali Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal on April 22, 2020.
The medical supplies contain 8.25 lakhs dosage of essential medicines including 3.2 lakhs dosage of Paracetamol and 2.5 lakhs dosages of Hydroxychloroquine.
Meanwhile, the Nepali PM KP Oli took to Twitter to thank the Indian PM Narendra Modi for the significant support during the ongoing crisis.
1) World Vision Provides 1k PPE and 120 IR Thermometers
The World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) has donated 1000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 120 IR thermometers to the Nepali Government amid the growing COVID-19 threat.
As a part of its three-month comprehensive response plan against COVID-19, the WVIN has provided PPE sets and hygiene kits to the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population.
Each kit contains 19 different items including protective gear and medical supplies.
2) Nepal Procures NPR 800 Mn COVID-19 Equipment from China
The Nepali Government has procured COVID-19 medical equipment worth NPR 800 million from China.
The equipment includes 2 PCR machines, 20,000 kits, 10,000 pieces of PPE, 1000 infrared thermometers and N95 masks.
So far, the Nepali Government has reported 48 coronavirus positive cases. However, the government is striving to procure adequate medical supplies to tackle the contagion in case of outbreak.