Medical equipment brought from China handed to govt

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Kathmandu - Dozens of packets filled with medical supplies from neighboring country China arrived in Kathmandu to assist Nepal in its fight against the deadly COVID-19 were handed over to the government officials today. The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines plane had brought the medical supplies from Guangzhou, China. The materials are handed over to the officials from the bodies concerned in the presence of Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, said Nepal Airlines Corporation Spokesperson Archana Khadka.

Meanwhile, Kathmandu based Embassy of People’s Republic of China handed over the COVID- 19 prevention and testing kits and other equipment to the Ministry of Health and Population today itself. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi provided the materials to Minister Dhakal amid a programme at the Ministry. The medical supplies including face mask, gloves, corona virus testing kits, personal protective equipment (PPE) are supported by Jack Ma Alibaba and Jack Ma Foundation and other social organizations, said Health Ministry. Similarly, different medical equipment sent by Sichuan Province, Chinese Embassy, China CMC Engineering Company and Group Hongshi Cement were also received. A total of 100,000 sets of personal protection equipment (PPE) and 50,000 sets of COVID-19 testing kits among other medical supports were received, the officials shared.

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National News Agency, Nepal

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