On Saturday, a Nepal Airlines Corporation aircraft will fly 600 bottles of oxygen cylinders back to Nepal from Muscat, Oman.
The cylinders will be delivered by the national flag carrier’s wide-body A 330 aircraft in collaboration with the Nepali Embassy and the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Oman.
NA’s aircraft will bring in oxygen cylinders from Oman on Saturday, and the same day, the aircraft will fly to Beijing to bring home 400 sets of oxygen containers and other medical equipment for the care of Covid-19 patients, according to Corporation General Manager Dim Prakash Poudel.
The aircraft would also transport eight oxygen generators from China, according to Poudel.
On his social networking site, NRNA president Kumar Panta claimed that efforts were underway to send oxygen cylinders from Oman to Nepal.
On May 11, a Nepal Airline plane delivered 400 sets of oxygen tanks, ten sets of ventilators, and other medical supplies from China.
As the second wave of Covid-19 gripped Nepal, the Chinese government issued certain medical appliances at the request of the Ministry of Health and Population and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation.