Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to Nepal, handed over medical supplies from the Indian Army to Nepal Army chief Gen Purna Chandra Thapa during a ceremony at the Nepali Army Headquarters in Tundikhel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government stands in solidarity with their families and through these schemes, efforts are being made to mitigate financial difficulties that may be faced by them.
Major consignments were received on May 23 and May 24 from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Singapore, Ontario (Canada), US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and Nestle (Swiss India Chamber of Commerce). The foreign relief aid includes 20 oxygen concentrators, 540 oxygen cylinders and 536 ventilators or Bi-PAP or CPAP.
The ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, being the nodal ministry for transgender welfare, has decided to provide a subsistence allowance of Rs 1,500 to each transgender person as immediate support to meet their basic requirements.