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Bangladesh hands over Covid medicines, PPEs to Nepal

The drugs and protective gear were transported by the Himalyan Airlines to Kanthmandu arranged by the Nepalese Embassy in Dhaka

Update : 11 May 2021, 08:12 PM

Bangladesh on Tuesday handed over medicines and health protection items for the Covid affected people of Nepal at the backdrop of deteriorating Covid situation in South Asia.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque handed over the supplies to Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Dr Banshidhor Mishra at a brief ceremony at State Guest House Padma.

The foreign minister handed over a token box of Remdisivir Injection manufactured by Beximco Pharma to the Ambassador as part of 5,000 vials of Remdisivir to Nepal from Saarc Covid Emergency Fund created at the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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The Remdisivir will be transported by the Himalyan Airlines to Kanthmandu today arranged by the Nepalese Embassy in Dhaka.

Health Minister handed token boxes of Hydrocloroquine tablets manufactured by Essential Drugs Company, PPE and masks for the friendly Nepalese people.

Health Ministry is sending a substantive volume of these items which will be transported to Nepal soon.

Senior Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Masud Bin Momen and Health Services Division Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah were present during the handover.

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