Bangladesh has provided medicine and other medical equipments for Nepal as symbol of friendship to combat Covid-19.
The items included Remdesivir (Bemsivir IV injection), PPE, hand sanitizer, floor cleaner etc.On behalf of people of Bangladesh and under the Emergency SAARC Fund for Covid-19, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday handed over the items to Nepalese ambassador to Dhaka Dr Banshidhar Mishra, said the foreign ministries.
During the handing over ceremony, the foreign minister mentioned the initiatives taken by the Bangladesh government to prevent spread of the virus and export of high quality medicine and medical equipments manufactured in Bangladesh into developed countries during the pandemic time.
Dr Banshidhar Mishra, in his speech, praised Bangladesh government for taking necessary steps in time to curb spread of coronavirus and also lauded Bangladeshi pharmaceutical companies for manufacturing medicines to combat Covid-19 as well as other medical equipments.
There are many things to learn from Bangladesh particularly the health services measures taken by the government for the marginal population of the country, he also opined.
Banshidhar Mishra hoped that this type of cooperation should have to be continued among the member states of SAARC in the days to come.
In March, the leaders of SAARC countries formed “SAARC Covid-19 Emergency Fund” and this is being operated by the respective countries Foreign Ministries.On behalf of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina contributed US $15 lakh for the fund.