India gifts ventilators to Nepal, stands in solidarity with it in fight against COVID-19
India and Nepal share a cordial bilateral relationship that was furthered by the recent visit of the Indian Chief of Army Staff General M.M Naravane
Reiterating its support for Nepal in its fight against Covid-19, India on Sunday handed over 28 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ventilators. The ventilators were handed over by Indian Ambassador Vinay M Kwatra to Nepal's Minister for Health Bhanubhakta Dhakal, the Indian embassy in Nepal said in a statement.
Ambassador Vinay M. Kwatra, on behalf of Govt of India, handed over 28 ICU ventilators to Nepal’s Minister for Health and Population H.E. Mr. Bhanubhakta Dhakal on 8 Nov. It is part of ongoing COVID-related assistance to Nepal. #IndiaNepalFriendship @MEAIndia @PMOIndia @dhbhanu pic.twitter.com/qPWMEDBsoa— IndiaInNepal (@IndiaInNepal) November 8, 2020
While addressing the event held on Sunday, Kwatra said, "Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to spread positivity and enhance coordination between the two countries. These 28 ventilators are a sample of it."
He reiterated that India's solidarity and commitment lies with the Government and people of Nepal, reaffirming India's commitment to providing all necessary help in this regard in the future.
This is not the first time the government of India has extended a helping hand to Nepal amid Covid-19.
The supply of the ventilators follows on earlier COVID-related assistance extended to Nepal- Remdesivir vials on September 15, ICU ventilators on August 9, COVID-19 Test Kits (RT-PCR) on May 7, and essential medicines including Paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine on April 22, the statement said.
India and Nepal share a cordial bilateral relationship that was furthered by the recent visit of the Indian Chief of Army Staff General M.M Naravane to Nepal. Both sides had discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral ties between India and Nepal.