As part of its corporate social responsibility, Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd (SNPL) has provided medical supplies worth Rs 6.5 million to three government hospitals in Kathmandu.

The company provided latex gloves, surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields, PPEs and oxymeters to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, National Trauma Centre - Bir Hospital and Civil Hospital. These goods were handed over to executive directors of respective hospitals, as per a media release. The handing over and distribution of goods was facilitated by EGBOSA, Kathmandu - a not for profit organisation with representation of doctors working in these hospital.

Considering the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 pandemic which has caused significant stress in the health system, the company is also planning to carry out various other activities to help during this crisis.

The company had earlier this year contributed a total amount of Rs 70 million (Rs 10 million to each province) to the 'Funds for treatment and control of COVID-19' established by all seven provinces.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 15, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.