Japan provides 160 oxygen generators to Nepal

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Kathmandu: Japan has provided 160 oxygen generators to Nepal in order to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

First Secretary Miyamoto handed over the oxygen generators to the Ministry of Health and Population at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday. The medical equipment will be delivered to 58 hospitals around the country, the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.

Japanese Ambassador to Nepal KIKUTA Yutaka said, “We shall tackle the Covid-19 pandemic together, and overcome the difficult situation for all.”

Japan has supported Nepal to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic by providing medical equipment under the Japanese Grant Aid. So far, 25 blood gas analyzers and 25 portable ultrasound image diagnostic systems have been installed and used at many hospitals across the country, according to the statement.

Japan has announced to provide six ambulances in October to mitigate the shortage of ambulances in this pandemic. These equipped ambulances will serve as mobile hospitals to manage emergency care.

The Embassy of Japan said that it hopes that the assistance for hospitals will save the lives of many Nepalis suffering from Covid-19.

“The Embassy also hopes this will contribute towards further strengthening the relationship, friendship, and cooperation between the peoples of Japan and Nepal,” reads the statement.