The government would make it easier for health-care products to be procured and transported by the private sector with the assistance of Nepalis living abroad.
A meeting of stakeholders, including the Minister and officials from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, among others, agreed to give Mahavir Pun, the Chairperson of the National Innovation Center, the task of coordination for the facilitation of such products.
Minister of Industry Lekhraj Bhatt and other meeting participants discussed a potential solution to the oxygen support problem.
Officials from the Nepal Oil Corporation have expressed their commitment to provide Nepal Airlines with the necessary fuel at no cost, according to sources.
According to Narayan Regmi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, the meeting also addressed assisting the private sector in importing health products from other countries.
“The health materials arranged by the private sector will also be brought to Nepal via Nepal Airlines flights as far as possible, in coordination with the National Innovation Center,” Regmi said.
The Ministry of Supply will encourage the import of health materials from Kunming, Beijing, and Gounzhou in China, Doha, Qatar, Japan, Australia, and the Western part of the United States of America, provided the weight of such products is about 30-40 tons, according to National Innovation Center Chair Mahavir Pun.