The Nepal Weekly | June 29, 2021
Government of Canada has provided various medical equipments to Nepal to help its efforts to contain spread of corona virus. “In response to the request made by the Government of Nepal, the Government of Canada has delivered a consignment of critical medical support to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.” reads a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At a brief ceremony held at the Tribhuvan International Airport Sunday, the support materials were handed over to Dr. Roshan Pokhrel, Chief Specialist at the Ministry of Health and Population by Dr. Buddha Basnyat, Hon. Consul of Canada in Kathmandu, according to the press release.
The items brought in a charter flight sent by the Canadian Government include 27 ventilators and the related consumables, 15,048 face shields and 1,890 disposable gowns. “Nepal Government has expressed sincere gratitude to the Government and people of Canada for the timely cooperation that would complement the ongoing efforts for prevention, treatment and control of the spread of coronavirus,” adds the statement.