‘Govt is committed to bringing in whatever budget it takes for oxygen and vaccines’

Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinator of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC), Ishwor Pokharel, has said that Nepal is receiving oxygen from neighboring countries India and China.

Inaugurating the Oxygen Center with Therapy in Samakhushi on Friday in collaboration with Radhaswami Satsang, Nepal Army and US-Nepal Medical Foundation with the support of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Deputy Prime Minister Pokharel said that oxygen and other health items were being received from neighboring India and China.

He said that the government is committed to bring oxygen and vaccines, whatever the budget, through any process and to save the lives of the people.

He said, “It is the first thing to protect the health of the citizens for oxygen and vaccines, even if they are taken from G2G, B2B or in any other way.”

Oxygen is now being obtained from neighboring India, through talks with the Prime Minister of India. The government has also started getting oxygen filled cylinders from China. Efforts are being made to facilitate the private sector as much as possible, he claimed.

Deputy Prime Minister Pokharel said that the Ministry of Health and Population will soon distribute the health items on the basis of need. An oxygen center with 88 beds of therapy has been set up in Samakhushi, Kathmandu.

The Oxygen Center will work to save the patients in the hospital from lack of oxygen, said Dr. Suman Lal Dangol, Brigadier General of the Nepal Army. He informed that oxygen will be given to the patients who are in good health but need oxygen through therapy as referred by the hospital.