KATHMANDU, August 5: Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has again initiated a campaign to distribute health safety equipment to health workers and hospitals.
The NRCS is providing health materials targeting the frontline workers, health persons who are continuously in the fight against COVID-19 in the country since the very first wave of the pandemic.
The organization on Wednesday in collaboration with The Coca-Cola Foundation handed over the health safety stuff to the health workers in Tribhuvan University, Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Armed Police Force (APF) Office Balambu and Nepal Medical Association.
The materials comprise 12,500 surgical masks, 5,000 gloves, 950 bottles of sanitizers, among others.
The Red Cross had provided seven sets of ventilators and other medical equipment to the Ministry of Health and Population in the first wave of the pandemic, said NRCS General Secretary Pitambar Aryal.
Aryal further shared that Red Cross is also initiating a process to import anti COVID-19 vaccines via the international channel of Red Cross and as its part 10,000 doses of vaccines is arriving from the Chinese Red Cross very soon.