Aug 10: Ten ICU ventilators were gifted by Indian Army to the Nepali Army in order to support its efforts to fight against the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. H.E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to Nepal, presented the ventilators to Sukeertimaya Rastradeep General Purna Chnadra Thapa, Chief of Army Staff, Nepali Army and Honorary General of Indian Army in a ceremony held at Nepali Army Headquarters.
These ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support. They can be used in support of secondary care in hospitals with ICU, tertiary multispecialty hospitals and dedicated ICUs. Further, due to their compact nature, they are portable and handy in transportation of patients requiring intensive care.
The Indian army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief. The gifting of ventilators is part of this continued humanitarian cooperation between the two Armies.
During the handing over, Ambassador Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help to the people of Nepal in prevailing over the pandemic.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.