Enhancing the capacity of medical institutions is an urgent issue to fight against Covid-19 in Bangladesh
Japan has provided medical equipment to combat Covid-19 in Bangladesh.
The medical equipment (CT Scanner, X-ray Machine) was provided through the Japanese grant aid and is expected to strengthen the health system of hospitals, in particular, ICUs treating Covid-19 patients in Bangladesh, a press release from the Embassy of Japanese Embassy in Dhaka said on Thursday.
Enhancing the capacity of medical institutions is an urgent issue to fight against Covid-19 in Bangladesh, the release said.
Ito Naoki, ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Fatima Yasmin, secretary to the Economic Relations Division (ERD) under Ministry of Finance, on Thursday signed the exchange of notes on Japanese grant aid titled “Economic and Social Development Programs” (JPY 1.0 billion, about US $10 million) representing the respective governments on Thursday through videoconference.
The Japanese government till now has provided approximately USD $12m as emergency support to tackle Covid-19 in Bangladesh through international organizations - UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR, UNDP, FAO, UNWomen and IFRC, and provided PPE to hospitals though JICA.
Japan will extend further support in Bangladesh, and continue to take a leading and active approach to overcome this global crisis, said the Embassy, the release concluded.