by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka;
Bangladesh has joined the world to send emergency medical supply to India, the second worst-hit Covid-19 infections after the United States.
The country of 1.3 billion people, India has been struggling against the pandemic in terms of Covid-19 infections and deaths after the second wave of the virus started sweeping the country since February. Indian has been facing daily death toll of over 3,000 for the last couple of days.
Bangladesh, the next-door neighbour, made an offer of the dispatch of emergency medicines and medical equipment supplies for the people of India.
Foreign ministry in a statement said on Thursday the supplies include about 10,000 vials of injectable anti-viral, oral anti-viral, 30,000 PPE kits, and several thousand zinc, calcium, vitamin C and other necessary tablets.
Bangladesh stands in solidarity with its close neighbour at this critical moment and Dhaka is ready to provide and mobilize support in every possible way to save lives.
“The Government of Bangladesh expresses deep sorrow and condolences at the loss of lives in India due to the recent spread of the COVID pandemic,” the statement said.
Bangladesh will provide further support to India, if needed, the statement added.
Earlier, the United States, Germany and some other EU members OFFERED assistance to India, which is severely suffering from medical oxygen shortage.