Medical &Health

Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India to fight Covid-19

Amid the rapidly deteriorating Corona situation in India, the government of Bangladesh has offered to dispatch medicines and medical equipment on an emergency basis as the pandemic overwhelmed India’s health system.

The emergency supplies include approximately 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, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday.

The government of Bangladesh expressed deep sorrow and condolences at the loss of lives in India due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Bangladesh said it stands in solidarity with close neighbour India at this critical moment and is ready to provide and mobilise support in every possible way to save lives.

The thoughts and prayers of the people of Bangladesh are with the people of India for alleviating their sufferings, MoFA said.

Bangladesh is ready to provide further support to India if needed, it said.

India’s Covid cases cross 18m

India has reported a record rise in coronavirus cases and deaths over the last 24 hours, pushing its overall caseload above 18 million.

With 379,257 new cases and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, India’s total number of cases and deaths are now at 18.38 million and 204,832 respectively, according to health ministry data.

Source: United News of Bangladesh