Kathmandu: Medical equipment donated by Slovenia, Austria and Malta—the EU Member States—arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport Sunday morning. The Member States supplied the equipment through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist Nepal in its fight against the second wave of the pandemic, according to the press release issued by the Delegation of European Union to Nepal.
“The delivery of the consignments today is yet another show of solidarity to the ongoing efforts of Team Europe to assist Nepal during times of need and emergency,” reads the press statement.
The relief equipment comprises antigen tests, pulse oximeters, FFP2 masks, face shields and other materials. This is in response to the Government of Nepal’s earlier call for support, says the press note.
Slovenia, Austria and Malta’s goodwill gesture for Nepal comes immediately after Spain, Finland, France, Belgium and Germany provided their support in recent weeks.
Honorary Consuls of Slovenia and Austria, joined by EU Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Nona Deprez, handed over the materials to Dr Roshan Pokhrel, Chief Specialist, from the Ministry for Health and Population.
“Since the start of this pandemic, Team Europe stands in solidarity with Nepal and we will continue to do so. No one is safe until everyone is,” EU Ambassador Deprez said.
Details of supplies:
Face Masks: 30,000 pieces
Nitrile Gloves: 100,000
Protective goggles: 12,500
Protective masks: 100,000
Non-sterile medical masks: 600,000
FFP2 masks without valves: 50,000
Pulse oximeters: 1000
Antigen Tests: 2400
Non-contact infrared thermometers: 130
Face Shields: 5000