London – In a meeting with national and international organisations, the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has pledged to fight the Covid-19 pandemic together.
In an interaction with representatives of Nepal Red Cross, Rotary International, Lions Club and Nepal Medical Association, NRNA president Kumar Pant emphasized the value of working together. "No matter how much we do, it will be insufficient, but we need to keep on working until we win the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
Chief executive officer (CEO) of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), Umesh Dhakal, Lions Club Senior Representative Rajendra Giri, Rotary International Kathmandu branch President Rajendra Gautam, Nepal Medical Association Senior Vice President Dr. Shiva Prasad Shrestha expressed their willingness to work together with the NRNA.
Dr. Sanjeeb Sapkota, Chair of the Health Committee of NRNA, informed about the activities being carried out by the NRNA to fight the pandemic among the Nepali diaspora. He said NRNA has also provided medical equipment and other assistance to the government of Nepal to fight the pandemic. "All the partners in this collaboration have unique role to play in the mitigation of the pandemic and we will continue to engage and expand them," he added.
Dr Kush Shrestha, President of the Australia Nepal Medical and Dental Foundation, Team Lead of Africa Nepali Health Team Dr. Sarita Pandey Bhattarai, Senior Nurse Ms Sundari Lama from Spain, Lead of European Nepali Health Team Dr. Bodha Raj Subedi, Vice President of NRNA Dr Badri KC, Coordinator of NRNA blood transfer technology Mr. Fanindra Pant and Manager of ILO-NRNA project were among others who spoke.
The interaction was coordinated by Health Committee of NRNA to explore ways and means to work together in the collective fight against the pandemic.