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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is providing the countries in the South-East Asia region including Nepal with over 340 MT of essential medical supplies and medicines to support their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The WHO has said that it will continue to mobilise more resources to fill critical gaps in these countries.

“Thousands of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, hospital beds, tents and personal protective equipment are among critical supplies that are being shipped to countries and rushed to areas where they are needed the most,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia.

Jointly assessing needs and gaps with countries in the Region, WHO is bringing in more supplies in the coming weeks for Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka a press release issued by WHO said.

Last week, 4000 oxygen concentrators, more than 120 tents, 400 medical beds for mobile hospitals, 1.2 million respirator masks, and 650,000 disposable sampling kits were flown into Delhi, the statement reads.

“This is a battle that cannot be fought alone. To curtail the pandemic, we must work together and step up to help each other within and outside our borders,” said Dr Singh.

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