India gifts 39 ambulances to Nepal to fight against Covid-19 pandemic
The Indian embassy also gifted 6 school buses, complementing the efforts of the Government of Nepal in providing students easy access to their places of learning
Committed to supporting a friendly neighbor fight against Covid-19 pandemic, India on Thursday gifted Nepal and civil society organizations, 39 ambulances equipped with ventilators, ECG, oxygen monitor and other emergency medical equipment.
“As part of GoI’s continued support & complementing Nepal's fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Embassy today gifted 39 ambulances equipped with ventilators, ECG, Oxygen monitor & other emergency medical equipment, to Govt and NGOs in Nepal,” a tweet by the Indian Embassy in Nepal said.
“The Indian Embassy also gifted 6 school buses, complementing the efforts of Government of Nepal in providing students easy access to their places of learning. These were gifted as part of long-standing tradition of Embassy and ongoing celebration of India@75,” it added.
Last year, October 2, the occasion of the 151st Gandhi Jayanti, India had offered Nepal 41 ambulances and 6 school buses to government and non-profit organizations in 30 districts of the Himalayan country.
Health is one of the core areas of cooperation between India and Nepal.
Beginning with the supply of medicines and equipment, the cooperation has gone on to build and develop health infrastructure ranging from major hospitals to numerous health posts in even the farthest corners of the country.
In this month itself, the India funded Fateh Bal Eye Hospital in Nepalgunj started functioning with their inauguration through the New Delhi grant assistance.
Earlier in February, India and Nepal signed four agreements worth NR 530 million with Nepal for reconstruction of 25 health posts in the Himalayan nation.