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Bangladesh sends 2nd batch of medical assistance to India

  • Published at 09:11 pm May 18th, 2021
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File photo Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Four covered vans containing 18 different kinds of Covid-19 related medicines reached the Benapole-Petrapole land port on Tuesday morning

Bangladesh sent its second consignment of medical supplies for the Covid-19 affected people of India of India on Tuesday.

The deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata handed over 2,672 boxes of medicine and protective items to the representative of Indian Red Cross Society at Petrapole on the day, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.

Four covered vans containing 18 different kinds of Covid-19 related medicines, including anti-biotics, paracetamols, different kinds of injections/vials and hand sanitizer reached the Benapole-Petrapole land port on Tuesday morning.

The medical supplies produced by Essential Drugs Co Ltd were sent to India by the Health Ministry as per the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Delivery was coordinated and facilitated by the Foreign Ministry.

Bangladesh sent the first consignment of 10,000 vials of antiviral injection Remdisivir on May 6 as a gift for the Indian people in the backdrop of an unprecedented surge of Covid-19 in the neighbouring country.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her sympathy for the Indian people and reiterated Bangladesh’s resolve to stand by closest neighbour India in critical times, and expressed readiness to offer support in every possible way.

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