Wednesday 24th July 2024
Wednesday 24th July 2024
गृहपृष्ठNepalIndia provides Nepal 2000 vials of Remdesivir

India provides Nepal 2000 vials of Remdesivir

Indian ambassador Kwatra says India stands ready to lend its support to Nepal based on its capacity in line with its ‘neighborhood first’ policy

KATHMANDU:  India has provided Nepal 2000 vials of Remdesivir.  Indian ambassador to Nepal, Vinay M. Kwatra, handed over the drugs to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on behalf of the Government of India.  The Remdesivir is a drug used for the treatment of Covid-19.

“It follows on earlier supports like ventilators, PCR test kits and essential medicines including Paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine. As a close friend and neighbour, India stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Nepal in their fight against pandemic,” a press release issued by Indian Embassy read.

Remdesivir is regarded as anti-viral medication for treating moderate to severely ill patients on oxygen therapy, according to the statement.

Praising the support India has provided to fight coronavirus, Minister Foreign Minister Gyawali said that he was hopeful of the drug helping in protecting lives. He also lauded the continuous support from Indian on Nepal’s social and economic developments.

Recalling the recent informal virtual conference organized by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen the cooperation between South Asian countries in the fight against the Covid-19, Minister Gyawali also expressed Nepal’s commitment to support such an initiative taken for the partnership.

Indian ambassador Kwatra said that India stands ready to lend its support to Nepal based on its capacity in line with its ‘neighborhood first’ policy. Indian ambassador also said that most of the projects in Nepal supported by India are operating smoothly despite the pandemic hitting economies all around the world.

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