Kathmandu, Nepal, November 13, 2020: The United States of America (USA) government has provided 100 state-of-the-art ventilators to the Nepal government to assist to fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The assistance provided through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was handed over by the US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry to the Minister for Health and Population, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal amid a function on Friday.
In addition to the ventilators, USAID has also supported 113 municipal contact tracing and case investigation teams, conducted remote health counseling with more than 500,000 families, identified more than 60,000 food insecure families and referred them to food aid programs and reached more than 14 million people with mass media messages about COVID-19 pandemic, states the press release issued by the USAID.
During the event organized to hand over the 100 state-of-the-art ventilators, ambassador Berry said ‘the United States remains committed to its partnership with Nepal through the best and worst of times. With these ventilators, we want to help Nepali families be prepared to help their loved ones that are the most affected by COVID-19.’