Indian Army gifts 10 ventilators to Nepali Army

The ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Qatra hands over ten Ventilators worth 28 Mln INR to COAS Gen Purna Chandra Thapa, in a ceremony at Grand Hall, Army Headquarter on Sunday.(ANI)
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Qatra hands over ten Ventilators worth 28 Mln INR to COAS Gen Purna Chandra Thapa, in a ceremony at Grand Hall, Army Headquarter on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

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While the Oli govt is disputing with India on birth of Lord Ram, Lipulekh-Kalapani area, the Modi government is cementing it’s people-to-people contact not withstanding the current political differences.

In this context, India today gifted 10 ventilators to Nepalese army chief Genral Puran Chand Thapa as the coronavirus is spreading in the Kathmandu and Pokhra valley.

Despite India at one point banning the export of HCQ, the Indian Army ensured that their Nepalese counterparts got the drug as and when required.

Puran Chand Thapa is also the honorary General of Indian Army.

The Indian Army on Sunday gifted 10 ventilators to the Nepali Army to support its efforts to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed 75 lives in the Himalayan nation. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the ventilators to Nepal Army chief Purna Chnadra Thapa during a ceremony at Nepali Army Headquarters on Sunday, the Indian mission said in a statement.

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The ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or non-invasive respiratory support. Further, due to their compact nature, they are portable and handy in transportation of patients requiring intensive care, the statement said.

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, it added.

Ambassador Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help to the people of Nepal in prevailing over the pandemic that has claimed 75 lives and infected 22,972 others.

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