The first tranche of 31 ambulances were handed over to Bangladesh on August 17

In a bid to further enhance healthcare cooperation, especially in the shared effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, India on Wednesday sent the second tranche of 40 life support ambulances to Bangladesh.

The first tranche of 31 ambulances which arrived earlier had been handed over to the Government of Bangladesh on August 17.

The latest tranche of 40 ambulances arrived in Petrapole; after clearances at Benapole land custom check post, they will leave for Dhaka, said a statement of the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh on Wednesday.

During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh on 26-27 March this year, he had announced the gift of 109 Life Support ambulances to the Government of Bangladesh, to further enhance healthcare cooperation.

The Indian High Commission’s statement informed that the remaining 38 ambulances are expected to arrive in Dhaka by mid-September.

These ambulances are intended to support the Government of Bangladesh’s extensive effort to combat the COVID pandemic, it explained.

They underline India’s continuing and long term commitment to partner the fraternal people of Bangladesh, the statement said further.