Kathmandu : The wide body plane A-330 aircraft of the national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (Nepal Airlines) is going to the China capital Beijing tonight to get essential health supplies from China.
According to the corporation, a wide-bodied ship to take oxygen cylinders and ventilators donated by the Chinese government will be flown to Beijing. The wide body ship will bring 400 oxygen cylinders and 20 ventilators from China to Nepal.
For this purpose, the Corporation’s wide body ship will depart Beijing at 11:30 pm and land at Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:35 pm on Tuesday.
Spokesperson of the corporation Karishma Shrestha informed that the corporation’s is sending a wide body plane to take health supplies including oxygen cylinders from China as per the request of the Ministry of Health and Population and coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
She said that even though it was said to bring 20 units of ventilators in today’s flight, only 10 units of ventilators have been updated with the corporation so far.
Spokesperson Shrestha said that the corporation is ready to procure essential health items at any time if directed by the government in the current disaster situation. China will subsidize 20,000 oxygen cylinders.
(Source : Ratopati)