25 March 2020, Kathmandu
The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has sent various kinds of medical items including personal protective equipment (PPE) to different hospitals.
Advisor to Health Minister, Dr Khem Karki informed that 227 thousand medical items have been sent to different hospitals.
The items include 222,000 masks; 267 PPEs; 483 gowns; 209 sanitizers; 236 gloves; 601 N-95 masks; 58 IR thermometers; 285 PPE ground; 467 shoe covers etc.
Likewise, among the total purchased medical items, over 200 thousand are kept in stock.
The stocked medical items as face masks, gowns, PPE, sanitizers, gloves, N-95 masks, face shields would be gradually sent to hospitals as per the need, Dr Karki informed.