KATHMANDU, May 7: The Association of International NGOs in Nepal has handed over the medical assistance package worth Rs 45.3 Million to the Ministry of Health and Population in order to support the Nepal government contain the spread of COVID-19.
According to the press release of the association, AIN amid a program at MoPH premises handed over the medical support to Minister of Health Bhanu bhakta Dhakal on Wednesday.
The medical assistance package is a part of a joint procurement initiation led by AIN where 16 organizations participated.
Earlier last month, AIN had called its members to contribute to the joint procurement initiative. To this call, 15 INGOs namely: ActionAid, ADRA Nepal, CARE Nepal, FAIRMED, Good Neighbors International Nepal, INF Nepal, Ipas Nepal, Lutheran World Federation, MountainChild, OneWorld Health, Oxfam, Plan International, Practical Action, UMN, WaterAid along with an NGO Nyaya Health Nepal, had responded with financial contributions.
The medical assistance package includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets, safe delivery kits, infrared thermometers, water, and air-proof aprons, surgical sterile globes, and utility globes, KN95 masks and surgical masks, surgical goggles, and sensitization and disinfectant items.
Apart from this joint assistance to the MoHP, AIN has already directed more than Rs 2 billion to prevent, contain and combat COVID-19 as well as to support livelihood and build economic resilience in the country.