KATHMANDU, April 4: After International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs) working in Nepal snubbed a call for financial contributions to its COVID-19 pandemic response fund, the government has decided to allow them to distribute relief materials or medical equipment directly-- a move that goes against its own earlier decision.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Following allegation of irregularities in procurement of medical kits from China through a private company, the government has decided to entrust the Nepal Army for the supply of essential medical equipment at a time when the country is facing threat from the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The government has been bringing 30 tons of medical kits including the much-needed swab testing kits for the laboratories and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors from China on a chartered flight of the national flag career.