The remaining two will be installed on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a statement from the Japanese Embassy.
The equipment was provided by Japan at a time when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at an alarming rate in Nepal.
“The Ultrasound Image Diagnostic Systems Japan provides this time are easy to use because they are compact, and will greatly contribute to the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients,” Ambassador Kikuta Yutaka said as he handed over the medical equipment to the hospitals.
“While Japan continues to fight the pandemic at home, Japan has always stood by Nepal,” he added. At this crucial juncture, we will work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. I sincerely hope that the medical equipment provided by the Japanese government would assist Nepalis in their difficult situation.”
The Japanese government is assisting Nepal in combating the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying medical equipment through Japanese Grant Aid.
According to the announcement, twenty-five Blood Gas Analyzers were sent to 25 hospitals across the country on January 27th.
Japan will have 160 oxygen concentrators and six ambulances in the near future. These Oxygen Concentrators will arrive in Nepal next month and will be extremely useful, especially for the urgent treatment of COVID-19 patients, since they can “generate” highly concentrated oxygen without the use of oxygen cylinders.
They’ll be given out to 58 hospitals throughout the country.