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Bangladesh Army medical team returns from Kuwait

Staff Correspondent

18 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A 100-member Bangladesh Army medical team comprising 30 doctors and 70 medical assistants returned to the country on Tuesday after providing medical assistance in Kuwait.

The members of the specialised medical team played an admirable role in controlling the Covid-19 situation in Kuwait for 10-month.

At the request of the Government of Kuwait and on the instructions of the Prime Minister, the Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed sent the specialised medical team on 10 April and 12 April 2020 to help Kuwait fight the Covid-19.

In Kuwait, the medical team provided direct medical care to about 7,000 Covid-19 positive patients at various hospitals. The specialized team mainly engaged in providing medical services at Kuwait's largest corona hospital (Kuwait Field Hospital, Misref), other field hospitals (Farwaniya, Mahbula and Jilib Al Swaith Hospitals) and various Covid ICUs in military hospitals, medicine wards, emergency wards and quarantine wards.