UK Defence Covid support to Nepal Army arrives in Kathmandu

Published On: December 20, 2021 06:10 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The Covid-19 medical equipment support pledged earlier by the British Army to the Nepali Army has arrived in Kathmandu. The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu on Monday with a medical equipment package.

Colonel Paul Smith, Defence Attaché & Commander British Gurkhas Nepal (BGN) handed over the equipment to Technical Colonel Dr. Moon Thapa of the Nepali Army.

The equipment which includes a PCR Machine, Venturi Reservoir Masks and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure will form part of a 25-bed Covid control facility. In response to the request made by the Nepali Army in May last year, their British Army sent a specialist team to advise on their response and work on a proposal to provide the Covid-19 medical support package to the Nepali military comrades.

Some other items such as consumables that will assure long life for the assistance package will be delivered in the latter installments and handed over to the Nepali Army through British Gurkhas Nepal, Kathmandu.


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