Bangladesh on Tuesday sent the second consignment of medical supplies for Covid-19 affected people of India.
Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata handed over 2,672 boxes of medicines and protective items to the representative of Indian Red Cross Society at Petrapole, said the Foreign Ministry.The four covered vans containing these medicines reached the Benapole land port in the morning.
Being instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and coordinated and facilitated by the Foreign Ministry, these medicines, produced by state-owned Essential Drugs Company Ltd., were sent to neighbouring India by the Ministry of Health.
The consignment contains 18 kinds of Covid-19 related drugs and pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, paracetamols, different kind of injections/vials and hand sanitizers etc. Mentionable, Bangladesh sent the first consignment of 10,000 vials of antiviral injection Remdisivir on May 6 as gifts for the Indian people at the backdrop of unprecedented surge of Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her sympathy for the Indian people and reiterated Bangladesh's support to stand by the closest neighbour during critical time and expressed readiness to offer support in every possible way.