KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Indian Army has gifted ten ICU ventilators to the Nepal Army on Sunday in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid a ceremony at the Army Headquarters, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the ventilators to Chief of the Army Staff of the Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa.
"These ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support. They can be used in support of secondary care in hospitals with ICU, tertiary multispecialty hospitals and dedicated ICUs. Further, due to their compact nature, they are portable and handy in transportation of patients requiring intensive care," the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu stated in a press release today.
"The Indian army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief. The gifting of ventilators is part of this continued humanitarian cooperation between the two Armies."
During the handover ceremony, Ambassador Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help to the people of Nepal in prevailing over the pandemic.