The government has distributed health items including ventilators assisted by allies and donors to health institutions in the Corona-affected districts.
The head of the supply division of the health service department, Dr. Bhim Singh Tinkari said that the necessary ventilators, oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and antigen kits have been sent to various district health institutions.
“We have sent priority medical supplies to district hospitals and health centers in Corona where more infected people are being treated,” he said.
According to him, 95 ventilators have been distributed to 34 hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Bir Hospital and Shukraraj Tropical and Communicable Diseases Hospital have received 11 ventilators each.
According to the Ministry, 5 each ventilator have been provided to Bheri Hospital in Banke, Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, and TRI Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. The Armed Police Force (APF) Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital are among the recipients of four ventilators.
The three ventilators each receiver are Seti Hospital, Patan Hospital, National Trauma Center, Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center, Mahakali Hospital, Karnali Institute of Health Sciences and Bharatpur Hospital.
Sainik Hospital, Rapti Provincial Hospital, Janakpur Provincial Hospital, Butwal Provincial Health Logistics Center, Lumbini Provincial Hospital, Koshi Hospital, BP Koirala Cancer Hospital, Dhaulagiri Hospital, Bhaktapur Hospital, Bhaktapur Center Hospital, and BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences are among the recipients.
Rapti Institute of Health Sciences, Karnali Regional Hospital, Prithvichandra Hospital (Nawalparasi), Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences, Patan Institute of Health Sciences, Mechi Hospital, Karnali State Hospital (Surkhet), Kanti Children’s Hospital, and Dadeldhura Hospital are among the recipients of one each ventilator.
Similarly, 970 units of oxygen concentrator, 5,214 units of empty oxygen cylinders, 329 units of full cylinders and 1,619,725 units of antigen kits have been sent to the much-needed hospitals and health institutions across the country.