Support from the international community against the COVID-19 pandemic
Health assistance of 860 oxygen concentrators provided by 10 US companies arrive in Kathmandu
May 28, 2021
KATHMANDU: More than ten world-renowned American companies have provided health assistance to Nepal against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A chartered aircraft of Direct-Relief landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday carrying 35 tonnes of medical supplies provided by the organizations.
The health supplies brought from Chicago to Kathmandu include 860 units of oxygen concentrator and PPEs. The available medical supplies will also be used to set up an oxygen plant at Siddhasthali Rural Hospital.
The world-renowned US companies include 3M, AbbVie, Baxter, BD, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Tifie Humanitarian, Viatris, and others.
Thomas Tighe, Chairman and CEO of Direct Relief, said he was happy to work with a Nepali partner during such a crisis. The brought materials will be provided to CCMC, Dhulikhel Hospital, One Heart Worldwide, and others.
The aircraft, which had brought supplies to Nepal, had also brought health supplies to India. The US Embassy in Nepal issued a statement thanking them for their assistance.