Gurkha Welfare Trust donates goods for COVID-19 prevention
KATHMANDU:- The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) has provided goods worth Rs 30 million to Nepal for the prevention and control of COVID-19.
The Trust has provided support to 204 places in 34 districts in the country.
In a press statement, the Trust said that the Department of International Development (DFID) of the UK Government had donated around Rs 30 million to the Trust which was provided to Nepal for COVID-19 cause.
So far, the Trust has provided in-kind support to 61 hospitals and health posts and public service offices in 73 local units. Over 50,000 people were directly benefited by the support lent by the Trust in 56 quarantine facilities and isolation centres, according to the press statement.
Furthermore, in many places, the Trust has distributed medical safety gears against COVID-19 such as facial masks, face shield, sanitizers and gloves among others for free of cost to support the government’s effort to contain the pandemic.