Japan provides 114 additional Oxygen Generators to Nepal


October 28, 2021


Japan provides 114 additional Oxygen Generators to Nepal

Oxygen Generators provided by Japan to Nepal. (Photo: Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu)

KATHMANDU: Japan has provided an additional 114 oxygen generators to support the Nepal’s efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Charge d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Japan, YOSHIOKA Yuzo, said he was pleased to hand over more oxygen generators to assist Nepali hospitals and hopes that medical equipment provided by Japan has been used to save many lives in Nepal.

Japan has been continuously supporting Nepal in the fight against COVID-19 by providing medical equipment, such as 25 blood gas analyzers, 25 portable ultrasound image diagnostic systems, 6 ambulances and 274 oxygen generators that are now in use at hospitals across the country, a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan said.

Japan has been implementing comprehensive support to the health sector of Nepal, with advanced medical equipment such as MRI machines provided to 8 public advanced hospitals, it said.

In August, Japan provided AstraZeneca vaccines to Nepal. Another project to transport the COVID-19 vaccines effectively is expected under the Last One Mile Program with UNICEF.