KATHMANDU, March 27: Nepal is sending a Nepal Airlines Corporation’s wide-body aircraft to Guangzhou on Saturday to bring medical equipment necessary to test and treat the COVID-19 patients.
The aircraft will carry the equipment such as personal protective equipment, polymerase chain reaction test kits, viral transport medium, N95 masks, infra-red thermometers to Kathmandu, which will be delivered to various other parts of the country by Nepal Army helicopters.
According to Mahendra Shrestha, Director General of the Department of Health Service, the equipment will arrive in Nepal on Sunday.
The medical equipment provided by China is also arriving in Nepal today through the Tatopani transit point, according to RSS.
“All the preparations required to operate the custom point has been completed. A medical team is ready at the check post. The materials will be carried to Nepal following the health protocol set by the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development,” said RSS quoting Tatopani Custom Office Chief Lal Bahadur Khatri.
The government on March 25 had decided to open Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani transit points to imports goods from China.
“As for now, only fruits and medical equipment are being imported from China,” added Khatri.
(With inputs from RSS)