KATHMANDU, May 13: A Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) aircraft will be flying home a total of 600 oxygen cylinders from Muscat, Oman coming Saturday.
The national flag carrier’s wide-body A 330 aircraft will bring the cylinders in association with the Nepali Embassy and the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Oman.
NAC General Manager Dim Prakash Poudel shared that NAC’s aircraft will bring in oxygen cylinders from Oman on Saturday and the same day the aircraft will fly to Beijing to bring home 400 oxygen containers and other medical appliances for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Poudel said that the aircraft will also ferry eight oxygen generators from China.
NRNA President Kumar Panta posted on his social networking site that efforts were underway to send oxygen cylinders to Nepal from Oman.
Earlier on May 11, an NAC aircraft brought 400 oxygen cylinders, 10 ventilators and other medical supplies from China.
The government of China provided those medical appliances to Nepal at the request of the Ministry of Health and Population and in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation as the second wave of COVID-19 is gripping Nepal.