Ncell Private Limited has contributed Rs 100 Million (10 crore) to the Government-established COVID-19 Infection Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund that’ll enable government for the preparedness to procure logistics such as personal protective gears, health equipment, PCR testing kits and other materials required in the testing, quarantining and treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell on Tuesday handed over a cheque of Rs 100 million to Narayan Prasad Bidari, secretary at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
“Amidst global COVID-19 pandemic, every country is trying their best to combat with the outbreak. Government of Nepal has been trying their best in preventing the outbreak so far. This support form Ncell will further contribute in control and treatment plan of the government. We are grateful to Ncell for a significant contribution and stepping up during this public health crisis to work alongside the government” said Narayan Prasad Bidari, Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell, shared his commitment, “The Rs 100 million support to the Government’s COVID-19 Fund is part of Ncell’s commitment as a responsible corporate citizen of Nepal. With this commitment, Ncell pledges to the serve the people of Nepal in our collective efforts alongside the Government to fight against and contain the spread of COVID-19. We believe that the fund will support in procuring most essential logistics and provide essential health supplies such as personal protective equipment to our nation’s frontline health workers ensuring health workers everywhere have access to everything necessary to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need.”
In unprecedented times like these, Ncell is doing what it must to serve our customers whilst taking all preventive measures to provide a safe and healthy environment to our customers and employees. As an essential service provider, the work we do is critical to millions of our customers across Nepal and Ncell is committed to ensure the health and wellbeing of our customers, partners and employees. And we urge all the people of Nepal to practice proper hygiene and social distancing.
We greatly appreciate our customers’ patience as we manage through these challenging times to serve you. At Ncell, we continue to work hard to ensure essential services will remain uninterrupted and effective.
Ncell has made significant contributions of more than Rs 800 million in various social projects contributing to the socio-economic development of Nepal since its inception. This amount was spent in sectors including in education, health, sports, environment protection, disaster management, and relief support, promotion youth talents, and livelihood support, among others. As the largest taxpayer, we have an exemplary track record of contributing to the development of Nepal and will continue to build a sustainable business for Ncell for the benefit of the country.