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India donates Life Support Ambulances for two hospitals in Sylhet

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 5th October, 2021 01:52:54 PM
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The government of India has donated Life Support Ambulances to the Sylhet Osmani Medcial College & Hospital and Khadimpara 31-bed Hospital in Sylhet Sadar.

On behalf of the people and Government of India, the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram K. Doraiswami handed over the ambulances at a ceremony held at the Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital (SOMCH) on Tuesday (October 5).

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen graced the occasion with his presence. 

The brand new Ambulances, fitted with modern, critical life-saving equipment, can be used by paramedics and first responders to provide quality emergency care and trauma life support to patients en-route to hospital for treatment.

These Ambulances are part of the overall programme for supply of 109 Life Support Ambulances, as announced by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi during his State Visit to Bangladesh in March 2021 marking the golden jubilee celebration of Independence of Bangladesh and Birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

India has assisted Bangladesh in its fight against COVID in a wide variety of means including supply of PPE kits, medical equipments, testing kits, vaccines, and through capacity-building and experience-sharing workshops.

Bangladesh too responded when India needed assistance during the second wave of COVID earlier this year.

As a close friend of Bangladesh, India remains committed to doing all it can to assist Bangladesh, within the limits of its capacity, in its response to improving public health and welfare of its people.