KATHMANDU, MAY 28
The Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of Finland have provided medical equipment and supplies to Nepal to help it tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
The medical supplies' consignment from the UK as well as Finland arrived in Kathmandu this morning via chartered flights.
The materials were handed over to the Minister for Health and Population, Hridayesh Tripathi by the respective Ambassadors of the UK and Finland -- Nicola Pollitt and Pertti Anttinen -- at the Tribhuvan International Airport today.
The medical items provided by the UK include 260 units of ventilators (130 CPaP and 130 BiPaP machines), assorted consumables to last around four weeks, and 19,200 eye protectors. The same charter flight also carried oxygen concentrators donated by NepalMedUK, a charity organization based in the UK.
Similarly, the shipment from Finland includes 350,000 FFP2 masks; 100,000 KN95 masks; 232,500 gloves; 30,000 gowns; 2,498,000 facemasks; and 350,000 face shields.