Japan provides medical equipment for combating COVID-19

Diplomatic Correspondent

16th July, 2020 08:13:35 printer

Japan provides medical equipment for combating COVID-19

The government of Japan has provided medical equipment, worth abot US S10 million,for combating the COVID-19 in Bangladesh.

To this respect, ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh and Ms. Fatima Yasmin, Secretary of the Economic  Relations  Division signed  the Exchange of Notes on Japanese Grant aid “Economic and Social Development Programme” in Dhaka on Thursday.

In Bangladesh, in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, enhancing the capacity of medical institutions is an urgent issue.  

The medical equipment including CT scanner, X-ray Machine provided through this grant aid, is expected to strengthen the health system of hospitals, in particular, ICUs treating COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh, said a press release of Embassy of Japan yesterday (on Thursday).

Up to the present, the Government of Japan has provided US $12 million as the emergency support to tackle COVID-19 in Bangladesh through international organizations, including UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR, UNDP, FAO, UN Women and IFRC, and provided PPE to hospitals though JICA.

The Government of Japan will extend further support in Bangladesh, and continue to take a leading and active approach to overcome this global crisis.