Royal Thai government and Buddhist organizations donated medical equipment to support Nepal in COVID-19 treatment
On May 24, 2021, HE Mr. Dusit Manapan, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, presided over the handover ceremony of 46 oxygen concentrators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Nepal, donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government, the Thai Overseas Dhammaduta Bhikkhus in India-Nepal, the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini and the Sathira-Dhammasthan Foundation, and the Verapuchong Foundation, to HE Ambassador Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand, on behalf of government of Nepal. All oxygen concentrators are expected to be transported to Nepal by air cargo on May 28, 2021.
Earlier this month, the Thai Overseas Dhammaduta Bhikkhus in India-Nepal, the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini and the Sathira-Dhammasthan Foundation donated 17 oxygen concentrators, which were transported to Nepal on May 14, 2021.
The donation of oxygen concentrators to Nepal is part of Thailand’s humanitarian efforts to help Nepal, a country that has religious and cultural ties to Thailand, combat and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 which has caused an outbreak of shortage of necessary medical supplies in Nepal. The donation reflects the warm and cordial ties between Thailand and Nepal, as well as the close bonds of friendship between the two peoples.