Kul Bahadur Gurung, a senior NMA official, said that climbers and their Sherpa guides have estimated that at least 3,500 oxygen tanks have been carried this season.
Nepal has requested climbers climbing Everest to bring back the Oxygen Tanks to help in the ongoing war against Corona. The official said that there is such a huge shortage of oxygen tanks in Nepal that they have asked the team of climbers to bring the empty cylinders (Cylinders) down instead of dropping them up on the mountain.
Nepal is facing the second wave of Corona virus. In the last 24 hours, 8,777 new cases have been registered in Nepal. Also 88 people have died. So far, 3.95 lakh cases have been reported in the neighboring country. At the same time 3,720 people have lost their lives with the virus. With the help of the vaccine sent by India, Nepal has also started the vaccination campaign.
Nepal’s health system collapsed
Nepal Mountaineering Association has asked the climbers to help Nepal in dealing with the second wave of Corona, due to which the healthcare system of the country has collapsed as the neighboring country of India is also struggling with the new wave of Corona. Every day Corona cases reported in India have crossed the 4 lakh mark and a record number of deaths are being recorded.
At least 3,500 tanks were carried this season
Kul Bahadur Gurung, a senior NMA official, said the climbers and their Sherpa guides have estimated that at least 3,500 oxygen tanks have been carried this season. He said that we appeal to mountaineers and Sherpas to bring back their empty bottles as far as possible to treat Corona infected patients who desperately need it.
Hundreds of climbers attempt to climb Mount Everest every year. These climbers carry with them the necessities, including oxygen cylinders, because the temperature and geographical conditions at the height of Mount Everest reduce the pressure of oxygen. After so much climbing, climbers need artificial oxygen to breathe.
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