A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of medical oxygen as she arrives outside an emergency ward at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13. Photo: AFP A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of medical oxygen as she arrives outside an emergency ward at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13. Photo: AFP
A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of medical oxygen as she arrives outside an emergency ward at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13. Photo: AFP
Brabim Karki
Opinion

Opinion

Brabim Karki

Nepal needs Chinese coronavirus vaccines as India and the West fall short

  • China is attempting to fill the void left by India by supplying additional doses as Nepali authorities struggle to get vaccines
  • With India struggling and no available Western options, Nepal and other South Asian nations must rely on China to vaccinate their citizens

A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of medical oxygen as she arrives outside an emergency ward at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13. Photo: AFP A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of medical oxygen as she arrives outside an emergency ward at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13. Photo: AFP
A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of medical oxygen as she arrives outside an emergency ward at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13. Photo: AFP
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Brabim Karki

Brabim Karki

Brabim Karki is a businessman based in Nepal and the author of two books, “Mayur Albatross” and ”Osin Fisher”. He has previously worked as a consultant for The Global Fund, UNDP, and Save the Children.