To help Nepali Army fight Covid-19, ten ICU ventilators have been gifted by the Indian Army to the Nepali Army. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to Nepal, presented the ventilators to Sukeertimaya Rastradeep General Purna Chnadra Thapa, Chief of Army Staff, Nepali Army and Honorary General of Indian Army in a ceremony held at Nepali Army Headquarters.
These ventilators are designed for a broad range of applications to include advanced invasive or noninvasive respiratory support. They can be used in support of secondary care in hospitals with ICU, tertiary multi-specialty hospitals and dedicated ICUs. Further, due to their compact nature, they are portable and handy in transportation of patients requiring intensive care.
The Indian Army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief. The gifting of ventilators is part of this continued humanitarian cooperation between the two armies. During the handing over, Ambassador Kwatra reaffirmed India’s commitment to provide all necessary help to the people of Nepal in prevailing over the pandemic.