Project Hope provides medical supplies worth $660,240 to PNMF
July 19, 2021 04:15 PM NPT
Kathmandu, July 19: Project Hope, an international health and humanitarian organization, has provided medical supplies worth $660,240 to Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF). The medical supplies arrived in Kathmandu from Washington D.C through a chartered flight on Monday.
The medical supplies were provided by Project hope along with the help of umbrella organizations including Airlink, Flexport.org, Henry Schein Cares, and Med Share with an aim to counter the second wave of COVID-19 and preparedness for the third wave after an appeal by PNMF.
The shipment of supplies include 20,000 pieces of gown insolation, 19,440 pieces of face shield, 70,000 pieces of masks, 15,000 N95 masks, 40 pieces of digital thermometers, 15,750 pieces of protective face shield, 2,304 pieces of PPE coveralls (medium), 2,304 pieces of PPE coveralls (large), 30 units of emergency relief beds, 1,400,000 pieces of disposable gloves and 1.28,000 pieces of KN95 masks. The medical supplies will be distributed to all seven provinces across the country.
The medical supplies were handed over to PNMF by Project Hope as an aid to the government of Nepal to allocate the medical supplies for health institutions, health workers and security personnels working on the frontlines for prevention and control of the deadly virus.
Project Hope has also provided health assistance of $230,000 to the PNMF. The health supplies include oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, oxygen regulator, PPEs, medical gowns, masks, face shields, surgical caps, surgical gloves, sanitizer, medical tents, BiPAP, CPAP machines, ICU beds, and mattresses, according to a press statement issued by the organization.
During the first wave of the COVID-19 in Nepal, PNMF had converted its office building into a quarantine and holding center to help the stranded people in Nepal-India border. As many as 27,000 stranded people received the service and assistance through the PNMF office. The foundation had also provided PPE sets, protective gears and hygiene kits to the government hospitals.
The Foundation had also partnered with Project Hope to provide online vaccination training programs in Nepal to strengthen the health workforces for preparedness and response to COVID-19. As many as 5,000 frontline workers and medical health professionals from all seven provinces were provided the training program.