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Nepal to import equipment worth $18million to fight coronavirus

The Army was assigned the job as earlier purchase by a private firm following a deal with the Ministry of Health had to be abandoned mid way through after it was found inflating rates and buying substandard goods.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: April 22, 2020 12:12:03 am
Nepal lockdown, lockdown in nepal extended, Nepal coronavirus testing, Nepal coronavirus death, Nepal coronavirus, Nepal coronavirus cases, coronavirus toll nepal, nepal coronavirus Nepal has also been negotiating with India for purchase of 53 items. (AP/File Photo)

Nepal is set to import $18 million worth of equipment from China to fight the spread of coronavirus in the country, officials said.

They said 67 different items, including corona testing kits, is being bought by the Nepal Army as authorised by the government, Brigadier Bigyan Dev Panday, spokesperson of the Nepal Army, said.

The Army was assigned the job as earlier purchase by a private firm following a deal with the Ministry of Health had to be abandoned mid way through after it was found inflating rates and buying substandard goods.

Nepal has also been negotiating with India for purchase of 53 items.

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