COVID-19: India donates ventilators to Nepal

Kathmandu, November 8

India has donated 28 ICU ventilators to Nepal to support its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Embassy here said on Sunday.

Nepal has so far reported 194,453 cases of coronavirus and 1,108 deaths related to it.

“Government of India has donated 28 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ventilators to Nepal government to support in its fight against COVID – 19,” the embassy said in a statement.

The ventilators were handed over by Indian Ambassador Vinay M Kwatra to Nepal’s Minister for Health Bhanubhakta Dhakal, the statement said.

Earlier also India had gifted COVID-19 test kits, ventilators and medicines to Nepal government to help in its efforts to control the infection.

“During the handing over ceremony, Ambassador Kwatra reiterated India’s solidarity with the Government and the people of Nepal in their fight to contain the pandemic, and reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help in this regard,” the statement said. — PTI

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