NTNC received health materials today worth approximately NPR 4 million for better managing the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Materials like isolation gowns, PPEs, protective face shields, digital thermometers, masks and gloves were officially handed over as part of the gift-in-kind donation made by Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF) with support from Project HOPE and other partners such as Airlink, flexport.org, Henry Schein Care and Med Share.
Handing over the consignment on behalf of PNMF were Mr Deepak Bohara, former NTNC Chairman and Minister for Forests and Environment, who is also PNMF Vice-Chair, together with Ms Swati Thapa, NTNC Board Member and PNMF Executive Director. NTNC Chairperson Dr Krishna Prasad Oli officially received the donation package accompanied by the NTNC Member Secretary Mr Sharad Chandra Adhikary, Executive Director Dr Siddhartha Bajra Bajracharya and NTNC's senior team.
In the wake of a possible third COVID-19 wave in Nepal, the health materials are targeted at enabling improved readiness, response and safety for frontline community workers in NTNC-managed conservation areas, focusing on remote mountain regions in Annapurna CA, Manaslu CA and Gaurishankar CA. Prospects for additional support and future collaboration between the two organizations was also discussed.