Medical oxygen plant gifted by India to Bangladesh inaugurated
Two such plants were given by India to Bangladesh to fight Covid-19
To support Bangladesh’s efforts against COVID-19, one of two fully equipped state of art Medical Oxygen Plants gifted by India was inaugurated on Sunday.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami along with Bangladesh Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque inaugurated the Medical Oxygen Plant gifted by India at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, according to a tweet by the Indian High Commission.
In September, an Indian Naval Ship had arrived at Chattogram port in Bangladesh carrying two Medical Oxygen Plants (MOPs), each with a capacity of generating 960 litres of oxygen per minute.
These two plants developed and manufactured by India’s premier Defence R&D organisation DRDO were given to Bangladesh to support the efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The second plant is for the Bangladesh Navy, to be set up at BNS Patenga.
These fully equipped, state-of-the-art MOPs generate medical oxygen on-site in a highly cost-effective manner. In addition to direct installation at hospitals, they can also be used for refilling oxygen cylinders as well.
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.
In October, India had handed over two life support ambulances to hospitals in Sylhet.
New Delhi had handed over to Bangladesh the first tranche of 31 ambulances on August 17.
This was followed by India sending the second trache of 40 ambulances to Bangladesh on August 25.