Medical equipment donated by three EU member states – Slovenia, Austria, and Malta – arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport this morning.

The three EU member states supplied the equipment through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist Nepal in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The delivery of consignments is yet another show of solidarity to the ongoing efforts of Team Europe to assist Nepal during times of need and emergency. The relief equipment comprises antigen test kits, pulse oximeters, FFP2 masks and face shields to prevent the spread of the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Honorary Consuls of Slovenia and Austria, and EU Ambassador to Nepal Nona Deprez jointly handed over the materials to Chief Specialist at the Ministry for Health and Population Dr Roshan Pokhrel at the airport.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 14, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.