Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepal has focused on improving health infrastructures and supplying oxygen gas and other essential health equipment to fight against COVID-19.
Addressing the 'Global COVID-19 Summit' through virtual means organised by US President Joe Biden today, Prime Minister shared about the initiatives taken by Nepal for the vaccine against COVID-19.
He thanked US President Biden for hosting the Summit and mentioned that Nepal has increased testing scope in order to prevent and control coronavirus.
PM Deuba shared, "We have been continuing educating about safety measures at public health sector to be protected from COVID-19."
He further said that 50 per cent of the eligible population to get the vaccine against COVID-19 has got the first dose of the vaccine while one-third of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated so far.
Prime Minister Deuba added that the country has ensured to provide a full dose of vaccine against COVID-19 to all eligible Nepali citizens by April 2022.
The PM mentioned that Nepal has expanded the testing scope and vaccination drive against COVID-19 even to remote areas.
Extending gratitude towards the foreign donor nations and partners for their support in the prevention and control of coronavirus, Prime Minister Deuba thanked the development partners contributing to the Global Health Security Challenge Fund.