SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), South Korea’s overseas aid agency, said Tuesday that it had donated 378 oxygen concentrators to the Nepalese government.
Oxygen concentrators can help with the treatment of severe cases of COVID-19.
With poor public health infrastructure, Nepal saw its number of cases average about 2,500 per day in recent days, with about 1,500 people having died of COVID-19 over the past two months.
Against this backdrop, Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population requested the donation of oxygen concentrators back in May.
The 378 oxygen concentrators that the KOICA donated will be delivered to places in need across the country.
Among them, 280 units will be delivered directly to the government, while 45 units will be donated to four hospitals that the KOICA has established in Nepal.
The remaining 53 units will be provided to Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Hospital and Methinkot Hospital, which are operating joint projects with the KOICA.
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