India gifts 23 tonnes of essential medicines to #Nepal

New Delhi: Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, handed over 23 tonnes of medicines to Nepal’s Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal in Kathmandu today.

The consignment, as a gift from the people of India to people of Nepal, includes 8.25 lakhs dosage of essential medicines including 3.2 lakhs dosage of Paracetamol and 2.5 lakhs dosages of Hydroxychloroquine. This initiative manifests continuing cooperation of India and Nepal in all situations and circumstances.

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed gratitude towards India for gifting essential medicines. In a tweet Mr Oli said “I thank Prime Minister Shri Narandra Modi ji for India’s generous support of 23 tonnes of essential medicines to Nepal, to fight COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Our leaders have shown commitment to fight COVID-19 Pandemic and protect our people. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference of SAARC Leaders on 15 March 2020 and offered all possible assistance to India’s neighbours, pledging 10 million US dollars to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Indian and Nepali health professionals are collaborating their efforts on ground to contain and stop this Pandemic. India is committed to prepare, act and succeed together in partnership with Nepal and other South Asian partner countries in this hour of challenge.