Kathmandu, May 20
Nabil Bank and National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital have signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday for the installation of an oxygen plant within Bir Hospital’s premises.
The bank says it is mobilising Rs 80 million for the country’s Covid-19 response in total.
With the onset of the pandemic, the hospital has converted its newly-built building into a 500-bed Covid-19 special hospital.
In a statement, the bank says it wants to support Nepal’s fragile medical sector during these tested times.
“We believe that the installation of an oxygen plant within the hospital will help resolve this issue to some extent. The capacity of the oxygen plant is 50 Nm3/ H which will be able to fill 150 cylinders of 40 litres per day,” reads the statement.
With the installation of the oxygen plant, the hospital will be able to operate its isolation and ICU wards in the new building, which are currently not fully equipped to provide healthcare to patients.