South Korea officially known as Republic of Korea has sent medical consignment to help Nepal fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Nepal received a medical consignment of 17,760 sets of RT-PCR test kits provided by the Government of the Republic of Korea, confirmed a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Park Chong-suk, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, handed over the medical assistance to Dr. Roshan Pokherel, Chief Specialist at the Ministry of Health and Population in a brief hand-over ceremony held at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday.
The Government of Korea is also providing Nepal with 378 oxygen concentrators which will arrive in Kathmandu next month, the press release reads, adding that the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KOICA, among others, were also present during the handover ceremony.
The Government of Nepal sincerely appreciates the Government and people of the Republic of Korea for the support of critical medical items at a time when Nepal is fighting against the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic, the release adds.