India gifts 2,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nepal International News

 

 

Kathmandu (Nepal): As a part of India’s ongoing assistance to the Himalayan nation in the meeting challenges posted by the coronavirus pandemic, Ambassador Vinay M Kwatra handed over the 2,000 vials of the Remdesivir to Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Tuesday September 15, 2020, said a release.

 

It stated that the medicines are a part of the Indian government’s ongoing assistance to its neighboring nation against the battel against COVID-19.

 

“It follows the earlier support extended to Nepal in the form of ICU ventilators on August 9, COVID-19 test kits (RT-PCR) on May 17, and essential medicines including Paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine on April 22. As a close friend and neighbour, India stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Nepal in their fight to prevail over the pandemic,” the release informed.

“Remdesivir is regarded as a broad-spectrum anti-viral medication for treating moderate to severely ill patients on oxygen therapy. According to medical research, the drug is proven to significantly reduce the duration of hospital stay and also diminish the recovery time of patients,” it added.

India on Sunday gifted a consignment of disaster relief material to Nepal including tents and plastic sheets for distribution to flood and landslide affected families in five districts of the Himalayan nation.

The consignment was handed over by India’s deputy envoy in Nepal, Namgya Khampa, to Chanda Chaudhary, Member of Parliament and President of the Nepal-India Women Friendship Society (NIWFS). (ANI)



Posted Date :  15-09-20

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