The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, in response to the request of Nepal, has extended support of medical equipment and supplies to help Nepal fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schafer handed over the consignment to Minister for Health and Population Sher Bahadur Tamang, at a brief ceremony held at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Tuesday morning, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister for Health and Population conveyed the gratitude of the Government and people of Nepal to the Government and friendly people of Germany for their generous support. Hailing the German medical cooperation as a gesture befitting the longstanding Nepal-Germany friendship, he said that the materials would be critical in containing the surge of COVID-19 cases and treatment of the affected people.
The German cooperation, being received under the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism, contains 62 ventilators; 27,500 FFP2 masks; 30,000 surgical masks; 100 gum boots; 200 body bags; 5 isolation center tents; and 25,000 liters of disinfectant. Some of the items are being shipped at a later date, the press release adds.