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US-Bangladesh Business Council delivers Covid supplies to Bangladesh

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 28 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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US-Bangladesh Business Council delivers Covid supplies to Bangladesh

US-Bangladesh Business Council has made a special delivery of essential medical supplies to Bangladesh to bolster the country’s response to Covid-19. 

The donation includes 60 oxygen concentrators, as well as variable positive air pressure (VPAP) units, and other oxygen supplies and device accessories as well as 45,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, including KN95 and N95 masks – to help Covid-19 patients in medical colleges all over the country.

US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires JoAnne Wagner and US-Bangladesh Business Council representatives on Monday joined officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Directorate General of Health Services in welcoming the special delivery of essential medical supplies.

The medical supplies were donated by the US-Bangladesh Business Council in partnership with Project CURE, an American NGO and the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief, said a press release of the US Embassy. 

The initiative was developed by US-Bangladesh Business Council Members Chevron, Excelerate Energy, Metlife, and HSBC Bangladesh with support and coordination from the US Embassy in Dhaka, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, DC, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Health Services.

“I am proud to see American business leaders come together as invaluable partners with this generous gift meant to help meet the critical health needs of the Bangladeshi people.

We must and will continue to use our collective resources to fight this pandemic together, to protect health and save precious lives,” said Chargé d’Affaires Wagner.

“The Council’s members have come together to stand in support with our friends and partners in Bangladesh to tackle the surge in the pandemic with urgently needed supplies of medical equipment that we hope can provide life-saving care,” said Nisha Deshai Biswal, President of the US-Bangladesh Business Council.