Nepal receives 17,760 RT-PCR test kits from South Korea; 378 oxygen concentrators to arrive next month

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Kathmandu: Nepal received a medical consignment of 17,760 sets of RT-PCR test kits provided by South Korea on Friday.

South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Park Chong-suk, handed over the medical assistance to Chief Specialist at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Roshan Pokharel at a brief hand-over ceremony at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The government of Korea is also providing Nepal with 378 oxygen concentrators which will arrive in Kathmandu next month.

The representatives of the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KOICA, among others, were also present during the handover ceremony.

The government of Nepal sincerely appreciates the support of critical medical items at a time when Nepal is fighting against the second wave of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.