The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu handed over to the Nepal Army 10 ICU ventilators, on Sunday, provided by the Indian Army to assist the defense force of Nepal in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Indian ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the ventilators to Chief of Army Staff General Purna Chandra Thapa, who is also the Indian Army Honorary General, as the press release states, the Kathmandu reported.
“These ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support,” said the embassy. “These equipments can be used in support of secondary care in hospitals with ICU, tertiary multi specialty hospitals and dedicated ICUs. They are also portable and handy in the transportation of patients requiring intensive care.”
According to the embassy, while handing over the equipment, Ambassador Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to providing all necessary help to the people of Nepal in the fight against the pandemic.
“The Indian Army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief,” said the embassy. “The gifting of ventilators is part of this continued humanitarian cooperation between the two armies.”