Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending 23 tonnes of medicines to Nepal to help the country in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

“I thank Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji for India’s generous support of 23 tonnes of essential medicines to Nepal, to fight COVID-19 Pandemic. The medicines were handed over to the Minister for Health and Population today by the Ambassador of India,” Oli tweeted.

 

Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the huge consignment of medicines to Nepal health minister Bhanubkanta Dhakal.

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, the Indian Embassy in Nepal said in a statement.

“Indian and Nepali health professionals are collaborating their efforts on the 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,” it added.

The Embassy also stated that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pledged to offer all possible assistance to India’s neighbouring countries while holding a video conference with SAARC leaders on April 15.

Modi had also pledged to contribute $10 million to the SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund during the video conference.

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