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US Embassy provides medical equipment for Bangladesh Police

Diplomatic Correspondent

10 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

As part of continued US support for Bangladesh's Covid-19 response efforts, the US Embassy in Dhaka has provided essential medical equipments for Bangladesh Police to support the member of the law enforcing agency to remain protected while discharging their duties.

US Ambassador Earl Miller and embassy representatives of the US Military’s Indo-Pacific Command handed over the equipments to Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed at the Bangladesh Police Headquarters’ on Wednesday.

The US Embassy donated equipment delivered includes 4,000 KN95 surgical masks, 3,200 bottles containing 200-milliliter hand sanitizer, 4000 pairs of surgical gloves, 550 pounds of powdered bleach, 22 disinfectant backpack sprayers, 700 face shields, and 25 infrared thermometers.

The United States purchased all the donated items locally from Bangladeshi companies, said a press release of the US Embassy on Thursday.

To date, the United States, through the Department of State and USAID, has provided over US $43.4 million in aid to combat Covid-19 in Bangladesh. 

The US government observed that the Bangladesh Police are a critical part of the first line of defense against Covid-19 and their efforts have played a key role in Bangladesh’s Covid-19 response, supporting the public and Ministry of Health (MoH) initiatives throughout the country.