South Korea will provide $200,000 in emergency medical assistance to Nepal

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South Korea has pledged immediate medical assistance in the amount of 200,000 US dollars to help Nepal combat the coronavirus.

The medical assistance will be provided through the National Coordination Council of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in South Korea. NRNA South Korea shared this information in a press release.

It should be noted that on behalf of NRNA Korea, its chair Yagyaraj Subedi and general-secretary Dr Bimal Subedi have kept South Korean lawmaker and President of the Nepal-South Korea Parliamentary Committee Yoon Sang-hyun and South Korean government minister Kho Yang-yin up to date on the second wave of the COVID-19 in Nepal, as well as requested necessary support from the South Korean government.

In response to the request, the South Korean government has decided to provide $200,000 in emergency medical assistance.

In collaboration with the Nepali Embassy in Seoul, medical assistance would be dispatched to Nepal. The Korean Embassy in Kathmandu is working with the Nepal government to provide large-scale and long-term assistance, according to general-secretary Dr Subedi, who quoted lawmaker Kho Yang-yin.