28 May 2021 – Kathmandu
The flight carrying essential medical supplies including 260 ventilators and oxygen concentrators has landed at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. The medical supplies are given by the UK government as aid.
The Ambassador to the UK, Nicola Pollitt handed over the medical supplies to the health minister of Nepal, Hridayesh Tripathi. The British Ambassador has also posted a video of her speaking in the Nepali language on her official Twitter account. The ambassador told that the British government will be continually supplying the aid supplies for COVID-19. The health minister Hridayesh Tripathi thanked the government of the UK.
Nepal has been suffering from the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis and hit hard due to a lack of vaccines, oxygen, hospital beds, ventilators and other medical supplies. The infection rate had crossed 50% in the last week and gradually seems to decrease now. Even the death tolls increased exponentially since the second wave began.