Staff Reporter

The government of the People’s Republic of China donated medical supplies to Bhutan to fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

The supplies consist of 350,000 novel coronavirus antigen test kits, 200 sets of oxygen concentrators, and 1000 sets of a pulse oximeter.

The director general of medical supplies and health supplies and health infrastructure, Rinchen Dorji, received the medical supplies on behalf of the government of Bhutan virtually yesterday.

Officials from the foreign and health ministries and two embassies in New Delhi attended the handing-over ceremony.

During the virtual handing-over ceremony, the DG conveyed sincere appreciation of the government and people of Bhutan to the government of the People’s Republic of China for this kind and generous support.

He also conveyed the government’s gratitude for the donations of essential medical supplies, including 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine received earlier.

The kind gesture of goodwill, friendship and support of China will supplement Bhutan’s efforts to deal with the pandemic and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between our two countries.