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A breath of life: Nepalis send oxygen cylinders back home

17 May 2021 By ANIRBAN RAY

In a humanitarian gesture to assist their compatriots battling the coronavirus pandemic back in the home country, the Nepalese community in Oman dispatched over 500 oxygen cylinders on Saturday. 

An aircraft of Nepal Airlines arrived on Saturday morning to transport the cylinders.

H E SarmilaParajuliDhakal, Ambassador of Nepal to Oman, thanked government officials of both Nepal and Oman for the timely coordination to dispatch the cylinders. 

She said, “The Non-Resident Nepali Association across the region launched a campaign to support oxygen supply in Nepal which was taken over by all the organisations in the Middle East. The embassy in Oman arranged 560 oxygen cylinders in collaboration with the association.”

BikalJha, president of the Nepali Social Club Oman, said, “We took part in the initiative and were able to contribute over 500 cylinders of oxygen for the needy and the airbus flew back from Muscat to Kathmandu on Saturday.”

The flight landed in Kathmandu on Saturday evening. 

Another aircraft flew to Beijing to bring 400 oxygen cylinders and 400 oxygen concentrators from China.

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