As a part of supporting to the Government of Nepal’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu dispatched medical supplies to the Ministry of Social Development in Province 2.
The medical goods consignment included 400 units of Personal Protective Equipment (Protective Coveralls, Face Shields, Protective Goggles, N95 masks, Shoe covers and disposable Hair caps), 1000 units of KN95 masks, 10,000 units of Surgical Masks, 5,000 pairs of surgical gloves and 500 liters of hand sanitizers was delivered to the Province Ministry Wednesday, said a press release of the Embassy of the Israel in Kathmandu.
Earlier, following the social distancing, Social Development Minister Nawal Kishor Sah had a Zoom meeting with Benny Omer, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal and Tal Shvartsman, Deputy Chief of Mission, said the release.
Accepting the gift of people of Israel, Minister Sah said, “As we are battling with COVID-19 in Nepal specially Province 2 which is hardest hit, the support and solidarity from Israel at this challenging time is very much appreciable.”
“I would like to thank the State of Israel and Israeli people,” Minister Sah added and said “We hope to work for building state of art tertiary hospitals and preventive health measures. We hope to have future cooperation in the field of disaster risk reduction response relief and rescue and post disaster livelihood,” added the release.
Expressing happiness and satisfaction to help prevent the spread of the virus in Province 2, Israeli envoy Omer said, “The Embassy of Israel is happy to share humanitarian aid with the people of Nepal in the time of COVID-19 crisis as an act of solidarity between our two nations.”
“This year marks the 60th year of the establishment of the diplomatic relationship of Nepal and Israel and we are indeed honored to continue the great tradition of cooperation during both peaceful and challenging times,” he added.
Deputy Chief of Mission at the embassy Tal Shvartsman wished the pandemic will be over soon.
“However, everyone should be very cautious to help prevent virus from spreading and pleaded government to take care of its people,” he added.
The consignment is a gift from the people of Israel, made available through MASHAV (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, to help protect doctors, nurses and others, who work in the frontline to save lives from COVID-19.
This cooperation is manifestation of the Nepal-Israel friendship and mutual affinity to help battle against the spread of COVID-19.
The Embassy of Israel wishes to work together with the Provincial Government of Province No. 2 in the areas of mutual interests in the future too, said the release.
The release also noted that earlier too on June 16, the Embassy of Israel handed over medical goods included 550 units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), 10,000 units of Masks, 50 units of Infrared Digital Thermometers and 5,000 pairs of surgical gloves, hand sanitizers, hand sprayers and disinfectant solutions to the Health and Population Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal, at the premises of the Ministry.