RSS (KATHMANDU, 15 September 2020)- Ambassador of India to Nepal, Vinay M Kwatra today handed over 2000 vials of Remdesivir to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on behalf of the Government of India.
The medicines are part of the Government of India’s ongoing assistance to Nepal in meeting the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy of India here stated in a press release. It follows on earlier support extended to Nepal in the form of ICU ventilators on 9 August, COVID-19 Test Kits (RT-PCR) on 17 May and essential medicines including Paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine on 22 April. As a close friend and neighbour, India stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Nepal in their fight to prevail over the pandemic.
The Remdesivir medicine is regarded as a broad-spectrum anti-viral medication for treating moderate to severely ill patients on oxygen therapy. According to medical research, the drug is proven to significantly reduce the duration of hospital stay and also diminish the recovery time of patients.