KATHMANDU, April 22: As part of ongoing bilateral cooperation between India and Nepal to fight COVID-19 Pandemic, Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on behalf of the Government of India, handed over 23 tonnes of medicines to Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal on Wednesday.
The consignment, as a gift from the people of India to people of Nepal, includes 8.25 lakhs dosage of essential medicines, including 3.2 lakhs dosage of Paracetamol and 2.5 lakhs dosages of Hydroxychloroquine, according to a press statement issued by Embassy of India in Nepal.
"This initiative manifests continuing cooperation of India and Nepal in all situations and circumstances," read the press statement adding that leaders of the two countries have shown commitment to fight COVID-19 Pandemic and protect people of India and Nepal.
The embassy recalled that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held a video conference of SAARC Leaders on 15 March and offered all possible assistance to India’s neighbors, pledging US$10 million to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
"Indian and Nepali health professionals are making their efforts on ground to contain and stop this pandemic. India is committed to prepare, act and succeed together in partnership with Nepal and other South Asian partner countries in this hour of challenge," the embassy added.