Kathmandu: Ncell Axiata Limited on Friday handed the first batch of over 150 oxygen concentrators to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), extending its support to the government to mitigate the ongoing pandemic.
As part of its continued corporate social responsibility (CSR) in collaboration with the MoHP against the Covid-19, Ncell has pledged to support the government with a total of over 150 units of portable oxygen concentrators, the company said in a press statement.
Supplemental oxygen is a basic medical requirement for the treatment of Covid-19 patients with low blood oxygen levels.
Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell handed first batch of oxygen concentrators on Friday to Mahendra Prasad Shrestha, Chief Specialist at the MoHP. These oxygen concentrators will be handed over to district level hospitals that are facing acute shortage of the life-saving oxygen gas.
“We are appreciative of the support that Ncell has provided with oxygen concentrators. In the current scenario these concentrators will be very crucial to save lives when there is dire shortage of oxygen”, said Dr Jageshwor Gautam, Spokesperson of the MoHP, “The support that has come in as a part of Ncell’s CSR in collaboration with MoHP will help save lives of severely ill patients with respiratory distress during this pandemic and contributes in enhancing the medical infrastructure of government hospitals especially at the district level.”
Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell said, “Giving continuity to serve the people of our country Nepal, we are pledging with a support of over 150 units of oxygen concentrators for hospitals to help save lives during this pandemic.”
Ncell since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 has supported the government with the sum of Rs. 100 million towards Covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund, the company added.