On Wednesday India sent 23tonnes of essential medicine to Nepal to fight COVID19 pandemic which has infected 45 people in Nepal . Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli thanked Indian prime minister Narendra modi for the generous support .
Mr Oli Said on a tweet, I thank prime minister Narendra modi for India's generous support of 23 tonnes of medicine to Nepal to fight against COVID19 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 handedover to the Minister for Health and Population today by the Ambassador of India.— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) April 22, 2020
As part of the bilateral cooperation to fight against COVID19 pandemic , India's Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the consignment to Minister of Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal , the Indian mission in Kathmandu reported in a statement .
The consignment as a gift from India to the people of Nepal , includes 2.5lakh doses of hydroxychloroquine , 3.2lakh doses of paracetamol and 8.25lakh doses of other essential medicine , it said .
The statement also said , the initiative manifests the continuing cooperation between both the nation India and Nepal in all circumstances and situation .
Nepali and Indian health professional are collaborating their efforts on ground level to stop the COVID19 pandemic .
The Indian Ambassy said India is committed to act prepare and succeed together in partnership with other South Asian partner countries in this hour of challenge .
Meanwhile, a Health Ministry spokesperson said , the total number of COVID19 cases in Nepal has reached to 45 .
38 people undergoing treatment in different hospitals, seven persons have been cured while three people were discharged from hospital .
Last Month Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference of SAARC leaders and offered possible assistance to the neighbouring countries , pledge USD 10million to SAARC COVID19 pandemic fund .