Sunday, August 9, 2020

India gifts 10 ICU ventilators to Nepal Army

 Indian Army has gifted 10 ICU ventilators to the Nepal Army in order to support its efforts to fight against the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra today handed over the ventilators – in a ceremony held at Nepali Army Headquarters – to Chief of Army Staff General Purna Chnadra Thapa, who is also honourary general of Indian Army.

The ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support, according to a press note issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. “They can be used in support of secondary care in hospitals with ICU, tertiary multispecialty hospitals and dedicated ICUs,” it reads, adding that they are portable and handy in transportation of patients requiring intensive care due to their compact nature. “The Indian Army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief.”

The gifting of ventilators is part of this continued humanitarian cooperation between the two Armies, it adds. During the handing over ceremony, envoy Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help to the people of Nepal in prevailing over the pandemic.

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