US delivers more emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent

12 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

US delivers more emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh

A delegate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives second shipment of emergency medical supplies at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday provided by the United States.

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

This latest delivery brings the total of US pandemic assistance to more than $84 million, said the US Embassy in Dhaka. 

US Embassy Dhaka Deputy Chief of Mission JoAnne Wagner, and USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown, joined by the Director of America Wing from the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Seheli Sabrin, welcomed the arrival of this second shipment at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday.

This latest shipment includes emergency supplies jointly donated by USAID, the California governor’s office of emergency services, and Henry Schein, Inc, an American company for healthcare professionals.

On June 7, a US military flight arrived in Dhaka loaded with additional medical supplies critical for Covid-19 treatment.

 


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