Kathmandu: Indian Army has provided medical equipment and supplies worth Rs 288 million to Nepal Army.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the medical equipment to Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa at a ceremony at Nepal Army Headquarters on Friday.
On the occasion, Ambassador Kwatra reaffirmed India’s support to Nepal Army in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and lauded its contribution in this respect, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement. The medical equipment, including ventilators, ambulances, ICU beds, PPE kits, and PCR test kits among others were delivered to Kathmandu Thursday.
The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepal Army to fight the pandemic through various kinds of assistance since last year, including 100,000 Covishield vaccines which were provided in March 2021.
The latest assistance is another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, particularly in times of need, reads the statement.