India Hands Over Medical Equipment Worth Over Rs 18 Crore to Nepal

India Hands Over Medical Equipment Worth Over Rs 18 Crore To Nepali Army As Gesture Of Solidarity

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"Fighting COVID-19 Together. As a gesture of solidarity & close cooperation, medical equipment including ventilators & ambulances was handed over today by Ambassador Kwatra to Chief of the Nepali Army."

As part of its Neighborhood First policy, medical equipment and supplies worth Nepali Rupees 28.80 crore (about INR 18,01,09,000) provided by the Indian Army.

Kathmandu: India on Friday handed over medical equipment, including ventilators and ambulances, worth over Rs 18 crore to the Nepali Army as a gesture of solidarity and close cooperation with the Himalayan nation in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to Nepal, handed over medical supplies from the Indian Army to Nepal Army chief Gen Purna Chandra Thapa during a ceremony at the Nepali Army Headquarters in Tundikhel.

"Fighting COVID-19 Together. As a gesture of solidarity & close cooperation, medical equipment including ventilators & ambulances was handed over today by Ambassador Kwatra to General Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of the Nepali Army," the Indian Embassy in Nepal tweeted.

The medical supplies provided by the Indian Army includes ventilators, ICU Beds, PPE Sets and ambulances and are intended to support Nepali Armys ongoing efforts in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nepali Army said in a statement.

As part of its Neighborhood First policy, medical equipment and supplies worth Nepali Rupees 28.80 crore (about INR 18,01,09,000) provided by the Indian Army, the Indian Embassy said in a statement.

Indian Army Hands Over Medical Equipment worth Nepali Rupees 28.80 Crores to Nepal Army. Equipment handed over by Indian Envoy to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra to Chief of the Nepali Army, General Purna Chandra Thapa. pic.twitter.com/UOZy8pwJ8p

The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepali Army to fight COVID-19 through various kinds of assistance since last year, including 1 lakh doses of 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, the statement said.

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