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Govt annuls controversial deal to procure medical equipment from China

01 April 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The government on Wednesday scrapped what has been billed as ‘controversial procurement deal’ with the Omni Group which was entrusted to bring medical equipment from China to tackle the novel coronavirus.

Director General at the Department of Health Service Mahendra Prasad Shrestha on Wednesday that the government cancelled the deal with the Omni group, which was entrusted to import virus test kits, PPEs, masks, and other medical logistics from China’s Guanzhou city.

It should be added that the Omni group was prepared to import some 100,000 units of protective goggles at Rs 2100 per piece, 100,000 surgical masks at Rs 30 per piece, 100,000 gowns at Rs 1900 per piece, and 80,000 N-95 respirator masks at Rs 850 per piece.

The government was set to buy some 200,000 ordinary surgical gloves at Rs 22 per piece and 7,000 thick gloves at around Rs 125 each, according to the Ministry.

Likewise, the government was also preparing to purchase some 15,000 units of scrub tops at Rs 1000 per piece.

It had also ordered some 9,000 face shield plastics at Rs 300 per unit, among others.

Publish Date : 01 April 2020 17:02 PM

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