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COVID-19: Nepal’s stock of medical supplies to last only 15 days

21 June 2020  

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KATHMANDU: With the increase in the number of coronavirus infected people, the stock of medical supplies is dwindling.

The Ministry of Health and Population has stated that the medical supplies required for coronavirus testing are in stock for a maximum of 15 days as the infection has been confirmed in 8,605 people across the country as of Saturday afternoon, media report said on Sunday.

Dr. Dipendra Man Singh, Director General of the Department of Health Services, informed that the stockpile will increase as additional materials sent by various donors are expected to arrive within a day or two.

In a discussion with health journalists at the Ministry of Health on Saturday, Director-General Singh said that at present, the department has a stock of kits that can be tested for 15 to 21 days.

According to him, 75,146 VTMs for collecting swabs are in the stock. There are 93,446 RNA extraction kits and 125,000 PCR reagents for coronavirus testing. The stock of VTMs will last for 15 days, extraction kits for 19 days and PCR reagents for 21 days.

Publish Date : 21 June 2020 13:54 PM

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