Nepali migrant workers in the Gulf have purchased 600 oxygen cylinders to return to their homeland to aid in the fight against the Covid-19 crisis.
Each of these cylinders can hold 40 litres, according to Bibek Jha, president of the Non-resident Nepali Social Club in Oman. Preparations are being made to send them to Nepal as soon as possible, he said, adding that the cylinders are expected to arrive in Kathmandu by Sunday.
Sharmila Parajuli, Nepal’s ambassador to Oman, also said that she has been in contact with Nepal Airlines Corporation in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to dispatch the oxygen cylinders.
Around Rs 7.5 million will be spent on the cylinders, according to Jha, and the Non-resident Nepalis Association (NRNAforeign )’s coordination committee has assured him that money will be available.
He claims that Nepalis in the Gulf have initiated additional initiatives to assist the nation during this trying period.