29 May 2021 – Kathmandu
The government of Finland has supported the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Nepal by providing medical supplies. The shipment arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport in a chartered flight includes 350,000 FFP2 masks, 100,000 KN95 masks, 232,500 gloves, 30,000 gowns, 2,498,000 facemasks and 350,000 face shields as per the press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal.
Honourable Ambassador of Finland to Nepal, Mr Pertti Anttinen, handed over the medical supplies to the Minister for Health of Nepal, Mr Hridayesh Tripathi at a ceremony held in Tribhuvan International Airport. The Minister for Health Hridayesh Tripathi thanked the government of Finland for helping in such difficult times.
Prime Minister of Nepal, Honourable KP Oli has requested the world to support Nepal as it has been facing serious complications due to the second wave of COVID-19. Recently, the government of the UK had also provided ventilators and oxygen concentrators support to tackle COVID-19.
Though the cases rate has decreased by a little margin this week, Nepal has been still facing shortages of vaccines and oxygen, unavailability of hospital beds. Such support from international communities is expected to help reduce the complications of COVID-19 in Nepal.