Illyushin IL-76TD registration 4K-AZ40 a cargo aircraft has arrived in Kathmandu with medical supplies provided by the United States to combat the pandemic in Nepal.
The United States has sent aid after the rapid spread of corona in Nepal over the past few months and the deaths of hundreds of people daily. This is the first flight to Kathmandu, while the US is sending two more chartered flights.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the cargo aircraft contents were handed over to officials from the US Embassy in Nepal and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam. The ministry said it had received surgical masks, face shields, and gloves from the United States.
The United States had previously provided 100 ventilators, corona test equipment, oxygen supplies, PPE, and other life-saving medical supplies through USAID last year.
USAID plans to hand over 1,000 oxygen cylinders to the Ministry of Health tomorrow, the foreign ministry said.
The ministry said the medical supplies would be beneficial in saving lives.