The Indian Army on Sunday gifted ten ICU ventilators worth Rs 28 million to the Nepali Army to support the Nepal to fight against the coronavirus. India’s Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over ICU ventilators to the Chief of Army Staff Sukeertimaya Rastradeep General Purna Chandra Thapa at a function held at the headquarters of the Nepali Army.
The ventilators have been designed with many new features including advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support systems. They can be used in secondary care hospital with ICUs, multispecialty hospitals and dedicated ICUs. Apart from this, these ventilators are also portable and if needed, the patient can be easily transported from one place to another.
The Indian Army has long been a frontrunner for the Nepalese Army as the first response to humanitarian aid and relief. Giving ventilators is part of the ongoing humanitarian cooperation between the two armies.
India’s Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help to the people of Nepal during the crisis of corona.
Nepal has recorded a total of 22,592 positive cases of coronavirus and 73 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 so far.