Health supplies worth Rs 140 million donated by Spain arrive in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Health supplies related to covid control provided by Spain to Nepal have arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Iberia Airlines has arrived in Kathmandu from the Spanish capital Madrid with covid control related health items. These materials have been provided by the Spanish government on the special initiative of Nepal’s Ambassador to Spain Dawa Futi Sherpa.

Ambassador Sherpa from Spain has also come to Kathmandu with health supplies. Spain has provided health equipment worth Rs. 140 million to Nepal for the prevention and control of coronavirus epidemic.

It is said that the chartered plane has more than five tons of covid control related health items in the cargo including ventilator, oxygen concentrator and PPE. Of which, 15 respirators, 10 oxygen concentrators, about 1.5 lakh FFP2 face masks and 125,000 antigen kits have been sent to Nepal.

Aircraft carrying medical supplies is also rescuing a Spanish national who have stranded here due to the prohibitory orders. Talks have been held between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the repatriation of 47 Spanish citizens.

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali had a telephone conversation with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Lay. He thanked the Spanish government for providing healthcare to Nepal.