Nepal asks vaccines and health supplies with the US

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Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel has urged US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry to create an environment for Nepal to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Speaking to the ambassador on telephone today, Pokhrel said Nepal needs vaccine assistance from the US government to stem the spread of the corona virus.

He also hoped for the help of ventilators, PPEs, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, mobile oxygen plants, medicines, vaccines and vaccine-related materials, as well as the necessary infrastructure for a temporary hospital, Pokharel said.

In response, US Ambassador Berry said the US government would continue to provide medical assistance to Nepal until next week. But he said the decision on what materials to help would be made only on Sunday.

Ambassador Berry could not comment further on vaccination assistance. “I’m also taking the initiative on vaccinations. I’ll let you know as soon as possible,” said Ambassador Berry.

US Ambassador Berry also urged Deputy Prime Minister Pokharel to create an environment for two international flights a week.