Bangladesh sends second consignment of medical assistance to India

Diplomatic Correspondent

18th May, 2021 05:39:07 PM printer

Bangladesh sends second consignment of medical assistance to India

Bangladesh on Tuesday (May 18) sent second consignment of medical supplies for the COVID affected people of India.

Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata handed over 2672 boxes of medicines and protective items to the representative of Indian Red Cross Society at Petrapole on Tuesday, said the Foreign Ministry.

The four covered vans containing these medicines reached the Benapole-Petrapole land port Tuesday morning.

Being instructed by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and coordinated and facilitated by the Foreign Ministry, these medicines, produced by Essential Drugs Co Ltd., were sent by the Health Ministry.

The consignment contains 18 different kinds of COVID related medicines which includes Anti-biotics, Paracetamols, different kind of injections/vials and Hand Sanitizers etc.

Bangladesh sent the first consignment of 10,000 vials of antiviral injection Remdisivir on May 6, 2021 as gifts for the Indian people at the backdrop of unprecedented surge of COVID 19 pandemic.

Earlier Bangladesh’s Prime Minister expressed her sympathy for the Indian people and reiterated Bangladesh's support to stand by her closest neighbor India during their critical time and expressed readiness to offer support in every possible way.