Japan provides 114 more oxygen generators to Nepal

Published On: October 29, 2021 11:09 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The Government of Japan has provided additional 114 oxygen generators to support the Government of Nepal’s efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Japan has been supporting Nepal in the fight against COVID-19 by providing medical equipment and other resources. Earlier, the Japan government donated 25 blood gas analyzers, 25 portable ultrasound image diagnostic systems, six ambulances, and 274 oxygen generators that are now in use at hospitals across the country.

According to a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu, it has been extending comprehensive support to the health sector of Nepal, with advanced medical equipment such as MRI machines provided to eight public advanced hospitals. Similarly, in August, Japan provided AstraZeneca vaccines to Nepal. Another project to transport the COVID-19 vaccines effectively is expected under the Last One Mile Program with UNICEF.

“We are pleased to hand over more oxygen generators to assist Nepali hospitals and hope that medical equipment provided by Japan has been used to save many lives in Nepal,” the statement quoted Yoshioka Yuzo, Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Japan in Nepal,  as saying. 

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