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Humanitarian Aid from Spain to tackle Covid-19 handed over to Nepal’s Health Minister

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By Sagar Bhotey (Madrid)

Humanitarian aid worth one million Euros sent to Nepal by the Spanish government to fight against covid have been handed over to the Government of Nepal through Health Minister Hridayas Tripathi. The assistance provided by the Spanish government was handed over to Minister Tripathi by Magdie Martinez, Director of the Spanish Aid Mission, in the presence of Ambassador Dawa Futi Sherpa.

The assistance includes ventilator, oxygen concentrator, other parts required for that, Face Masks, Antigen Test, PPE etc.

A team of four Spanish officials and journalists, including Magdi Martinez, director of the Spanish Aid Mission, has gone to Nepal to hand over the aid to the Nepalese government. The chartered flight of Iberia Airlines flew from Madrid to Kathmandu yesterday with the help of the Spanish government and the medical supplies collected from the Nepalese living in Spain. According to the Nepalese Embassy in Madrid, the Spanish government has provided more than 5 tons of various essential health items.

The Spanish government has accepted the request of the Nepalese embassy in Madrid to help Nepal, which is struggling with the second wave of Covid. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali and Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Golzalez had a telephone conversation on Wednesday afternoon before the aid from Spain flew to Nepal. On the occasion, Foreign Minister Gyawali thanked the Spanish government for providing health care to Nepal.

Meanwhile, Iberia Airlines’ chartered flight will fly to Madrid on Friday with more than 45 Spanish nationals stranded in Nepal due to the closure of the international flight due to Covid and some Nepali nationals with Spanish residency who are in dire need of coming to Spain. The Nepali embassy in Madrid has stated that all the details have been made available to the airlines as per the form filled by those who want to come to Spain from a chartered flight.

In a nutshell, H.E Dawa Futi Sherpa Ambassador of Nepal to Spain expresses her gratitude towards Spanish Government along with Nepalese diaspora & its belonging organizations NRNA SPAIN (LCC MADRID,LCC PAIS VASCO,LCC GRAN CANARIAS,LCC COSTA BLANCA) ,other organizations for providing full support & co-operation to sum up this humanitarian help to Nepal.

Photocredit : NepaLPress

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