Save the Children hands over seven units of ICU ventilators to govt

KATHMANDU: Save the Children under the Global Fund Project handed over seven units of mechanical ventilators to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to support the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full-fledged ICU ventilators worth Rs 17.5 million will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Rajan Bhattarai, interim chief of party, Global Fund Project/Save the Children, handed over the support to Roshan Pokharel, country coordination mechanism (CCM) chair and chief specialist, Ministry of Health and Population.

The ventilators will be installed in MoHP identified sites.

“Responding to the acute shortage of ICU ventilators, Save the Children under the Global Fund Project is supporting seven units of mechanical ventilators to further strengthen the government’s COVID-19 response, and ensure that critical life-saving support is provided to the most marginalized, especially, women, and children,” shared, Virendra Thagunna, acting deputy country director of Save the Children.

With the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, there has been an increase in demand for ventilators to provide treatment to COVID-19 patients.

Fiscal Nepal |
Monday August 24, 2020, 12:42:54 PM |

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