Ambassador of Republic of India to Nepal Vinay M. Kwatra handed over 2,000 vials of Remdesivir to Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali at latter’s office in Singh Durbar Tuesday.
“The medicines are part of the government of India’s ongoing assistance to Nepal in meeting the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said in a statement of Embassy of Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
The statement further reads that, “It follows on earlier support extended to Nepal in the form of ICU ventilators on August 9, COVID-19 Test Kits (RT-PCR) on May 14 and essential medicines including Paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine on April 22.”
As a close friend and neighbor, India stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Nepal in their fight to prevail over the pandemic, it said.
Medical research shows that the medicine is regarded as a broad-spectrum anti-viral medication for treating moderate to severely ill patients on oxygen therapy and the drug is proven to significantly reduce the duration of hospital stay and also diminish the recovery time of patients.