Covid-19 Nepal: Standard Chartered Bank donates medical equipment to govt

Standard Chartered Bank CEO Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar hands over medical equipment to the Health Ministry’s chief specialist Dr Roshan Pokharel in Kathmandu in June 2021. Photo: Standard Chartered Bank

Kathmandu, June 14

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited contributed a ventilator, 20 oxygen concentrators, 10,000 N95 and surgical masks and 2,000 gloves to the Ministry of Health and Population to support the government’s relief activities against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The medical and health equipment was handed over by the bank’s CEO Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar to the ministry’s chief specialist Dr Roshan Pokharel.

On the occasion, Dastidar said, “Our commitment to Nepal continues as we help our communities cope with the pandemic. We are thankful for our international network which has come together enabling us to make a difference in countries where contributions are most needed.”

SCBNL had earlier contributed NPR 5.75 crore through various projects for COVID-19 relief during the first wave in Nepal.

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