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KATHMANDU: The German-government granted medical equipment and other health essentials has arrived Kathmandu today.
Germany has provided 112 ventilators, 2,068,500 K95 masks, 29,000 pulse oximeters, 34,030,000 surgical masks, five isolation centre tents, 400 gumboots, 25,000 litres of hand disinfectants and others items as an support to Nepal to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This German support of today is part of a bigger European effort. I am grateful to the European Civil Protection Mechanism for ensuring coordination amongst all EU Member States and for organising our transport logistics. And I am confident that here in Nepal, through the Nepali tracking system eLMIS, these goods will reach the places in Nepal where they are really needed,” said German Ambassador to Nepal, Roland Schäfer.
These materials were handed over to Minister for Health and Population, Sher Bahadur Tamang by German Ambassador Schäfer while ambassadors of the Delegation of the European Union, France and Finland were also present on the occasion.
“We also need more vaccines, to make us all safe. The EU has already exported 240 million doses to 90 countries, which is about as much as we have used within the EU. And the European industrial partners have committed to deliver 1.3 billion doses of vaccines before the end of 2021 to low-income countries at no-profit and to middle-income countries at lower prices. This is the real effect of “Team Europe”. Nepal should be able to receive or purchase its share of vaccines by the end of the year,” added German Ambassador Schäfer.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Tamang thanked Geran government for the support and said that the materials would be critical in containing the surge of COVID-19 cases and treatment of the affected people.
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