India hands over life support ambulances to hospitals at Sylhet in Bangladesh
India has assisted Bangladesh in its fight against Covid-19 in a wide variety of means
Continuing with its assistance to Bangladesh to improve health services, India on Tuesday handed over two life support ambulances to hospitals in Sylhet.
Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami handed over two life support ambulances to the Sylhet Osmani Medical College & Hospital and the Khadimpara 31-bed Hospital, Sylhet Sadar, said a statement of the High Commission of India in Bangladesh.
The handing over ceremony was held at the Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital (SOMCH), Sylhet in presence of A K Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.
The brand new Ambulances, fitted with modern, critical life-saving equipment, can be used by paramedics and first responders to provide quality emergency care and trauma life support to patients en-route to hospital for treatment.
These Ambulances are part of the overall programme for supply of 109 Life Support Ambulances, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Bangladesh in March.
India has assisted Bangladesh in its fight against Covid-19 in a wide variety of means including supply of PPE kits, medical equipments, testing kits, vaccines, and through capacity-building and experience-sharing workshops.
Bangladesh, too, responded when India needed assistance during the second wave of the pandemic earlier this year.
As a close friend of Bangladesh, India remains committed to doing all it can to assist Bangladesh, within the limits of its capacity, in its response to improving public health and welfare of its people.
Earlier, on August 17, India had handed over to Bangladesh, the first tranche of 31 ambulances.
This was followed by India sending the second trache of 40 ambulances to Bangladesh on August 25.