As the second wave of the deadly coronavirus is ravaging through the country, Gorkha Brewery Pvt Ltd has joined hands with Singapore-based entities Temasek Foundation and Lotus Life Foundation in order to provide COVID testing and treatment medical equipment that will help mitigate COVID-19 impact in Nepal.

Equipment like ventilators, bipap machine, pulse oximeters, fortitude kit and swabs amongst others are worth more than Rs 200 million and will be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Population, government of Nepal, as per a media release.

Gorkha Brewery was established in 1989 as a joint venture between the Khetan Group and the Carlsberg Group.

In 2010, Carlsberg Group bought majority of the Gorkha Brewery shares and took over the management.

The company is the market leader in Nepal with more than 70 per cent market share and today Gorkha's product portfolio includes mainstream, premium, local premium and strong beers.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 21, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.