KATHMANDU: UNICEF Nepal handed over 500 oxygen concentrators to Minister of Health and Population Sher Bahadur Tamang on Monday.
According to UNICEF Nepal, the critical medical equipment will be distributed to health facilities across the country, where they are needed the most for treating COVID19 patients and to support the healthcare system’s preparedness in the future.
The delivery was made possible through the generous contribution of the Government of Canada, according to UNICEF Nepal.
Since the beginning of the second surge of coronavirus, UNICEF has been delivering life-saving oxygen equipment, PPE, and medical supplies, including 250 oxygen concentrators – of which 100 were supported with funding from Canada and 150 through the Asian Development Bank.
The medical equipment have been dispatched to Logistics Health Management Centres across several provinces, including Karnali, Sudurpaschim and Lumbini, informed UNICEF.