KATHMANDU, March 21: The German government said it is topping up the existing health program in Nepal with an extra 1 million euro grant to respond to the emergency situations caused from COVID-19, according to a press statement issued by Embassy of Germany in Kathmandu on Friday.
“Supporting partner countries’ epidemic preparedness has been a core part of German-supported health programming for decades. In times of COVID-19, this work is gaining in urgency,” it said in the statement.
“Because of COVID-19 we are getting extra funds and extra work - no problem,” the press statement quoted Dr Paul Rückert, Chief Technical Advisor of the Nepali-German Health Sector Support Programme (HSSP), as saying.
“Our project’s focus is on health system digitalisation and - on specific request by our partners - on the responsible management of healthcare waste. Both are very much needed in times of COVID-19.”