Tackling Covid-19

Bangladesh gets emergency medical supplies from US

Diplomatic Correspondent

9 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has delivered to Bangladesh its latest shipment of emergency medical supplies to save lives, stop spread of Covid-19, and meet the urgent health needs of people.

US Ambassador Earl R Miller handed over the medical supplies to Toufiq Islam Shatil, Director General, Americas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabir Ahmed, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Prof Mohammad Robed Amin, Line Director, Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC), Md Zahidul Islam, Deputy Director, Hospitals from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and Moinul Ahsan, Civil Surgeon, Dhaka.

The emergency medical supplies, including critical personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals and other frontline workers, as well as fingertip pulse oximeters which, by measuring patients' blood oxygen levels, help better manage and determine timely critical care interventions, said a press release of the US Embassy Dhaka on Tuesday.

"For 50 years, the United States has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh. We will continue to fight this pandemic with Bangladesh until the crisis is over," said Ambassador Miller.