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India sends 40 more BLS ambulances

India sends 40 more BLS ambulances

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  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 26 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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The government of India has provided 40 more Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances for Bangladesh. 

The ambulances have arrived in Petrapole and will depart for Dhaka today after getting necessary customs clearance at Benapole Customs Check Post.

The remaining 38 ambulances are expected to arrive in Dhaka by mid September, said the High Commission of India (HCI) to Bangladesh. 

During the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh on March 26-27, he had announced the gift of 109 Basic Life Support ambulances to the Government of Bangladesh, to further enhance healthcare, especially in the shared effort to conatin the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.

In fulfillment of that commitment, 31 ambulances which arrived earlier have been handed over to the Government of Bangladesh on August 17.