KATHMANDU, June 18: Nepal received tranches of critical healthcare equipment and supplies generously supported by the Government of Denmark and the Government of Ireland to help Nepal fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The support was extended to Nepal under the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism.
Ambassador of EU to Nepal, Nona Deprez along with the Honorary Consul of Denmark and the representative of the Consulate of Ireland based in Kathmandu, handed over the medical equipment and supplies to Minister for Health, Sher Bahadur Tamang, at a brief ceremony held at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday morning.
On the occasion, Minister Tamang thanked the governments and people of both Denmark and Ireland for extending the timely cooperation to the people of Nepal. He stated that the valuable support received from friendly nations would complement the national efforts to contain the surge of COVID-19 cases and treat the affected people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Minister Tamang also appreciated the important role being played by the EU agencies in logistics and coordination.
The Danish consignment, a part of which will arrive on Saturday, includes 26 ventilators, 50 nasal flow cannula and other essential medical supplies. Similarly, the Irish support contains 72 oxygen concentrators, 44 ventilators, 12 BPAP machines, 400 oximeters, accessories and protective gears, among others.