CHIPLEDHUNGA, March 30: The Gandaki state government has made the supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), albeit a few, to district hospitals when the country is battling to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The state corona prevention, control and treatment coordination committee coordinator and state's economic affairs and planning minister Kiran Gurung said on Sunday that five sets of protective gears along with a budget of one million rupees were sent to each district hospital in the state constituting of 11 districts. The supplies are meant for the immediate purpose.
The state government has formed a coordination committee to ease essential supplies to the local levels during the crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee will monitor the status of supplies of daily consumer goods, medicines and other essentials as well as make arrangements for supplies to the areas facing the shortage, take measures against black marketeering and seek a legal prosecution against those found violating the market ethics. The rural municipalities/ municipalities can form such committees at the ward-level as well.