A ceremony for handing over keys of 31 basic life support ambulances and medical equipment from the Government of India was organized at the State Guest House Padma today. The ceremony was graced by the Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen.
Bangladesh-India cooperation in the health sector witnessed another significant progress through the event. The High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Mr. Vikram Kumar Doraiswami handed over keys of 31 basic life support ambulances as a part of the committee earlier made by the Government of India to provide 109 ambulances for the people of Bangladesh, as gifts. The High Commissioner of India also handed over medical equipment (Covid-19 medical equipment and empty oxygen cylinders) in the spirit of collaborative efforts and friendly gestures of the Government of India to combat the pandemic Covid-19 by the people and Government of Bangladesh. Earlier, Bangladesh gifted Remdesivir and other Covid-19 related medicines symbolizing mutual cooperation when India experienced an unprecedented spike of Covid-19 infection.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a symbolic key for 109 ambulances from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on 27 March 2021.
The rest of the ambulances are expected to arrive soon.