Kathmandu: Italy has extended support of medical equipment and supplies to help Nepal fight the surge of Covid-19 cases.
The assistance was provided under the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Nona Deprez, the Ambassador of EU to Nepal, along with the Honorary Consul of Italy based in Kathmandu, handed over the medical support to Dr. Roshan Pokharel, Chief Specialist at the Ministry of Health and Population, at a brief ceremony held at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday morning.
The Italian consignment contains 20 ventilators, 6,000 isolation gowns and 10,000 protective overalls.
The government of Nepal remains thankful to the Government and the people of Italy for their generous support of life-saving materials received at this hour of difficulty, Foreign Ministry said in a statement.