The US has stated that it will increase its response at the group level in Nepal, focusing on the most vulnerable in the war against COVID-19.
“Since the start of the pandemic, the United States Department of Defense has given about $3.1 million for desperately needed medical equipment and supplies,” Anna Richey-Allen, Spokesperson at the US Embassy in Nepal, told Khabarhub.
So far, support for Nepal has enabled the DoD team to buy personal protective equipment (PPE), breathing apparatus, isolation and disaster camp equipment and supplies, telemedicine equipment, COVID-19 monitoring supplies, hand-washing stations, and medical equipment for health clinics.
“On Wednesday, our DoD team delivered respiratory equipment to the Ministry of Health and Population, which will help save lives,” she added, adding that the American people are united with Nepal in the battle against COVID-19.
The US government has also given up to 100 ventilators and 10,000 personal protective devices (PPE).
According to her, aid would provide assistance to households and communities by life-saving COVID-19 counselling and referrals, nutrition counseling, health care coverage, ensuring the continuity of vital HIV programs, and mitigating COVID-19’s secondary effects.
The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional $8.5 million in emergency relief funds to fight the epidemic and assist the Nepalese people.