PM Narendra Modi had announced the supply of 109 such ambulances during his visit in March 2021

Continuing with its assistance to Bangladesh to improve health services, India handed over two more life support ambulance equipped with modern life-saving equipment to Bangladesh.

India’s Assistant High Commission in Khulna on Saturday said that a life support ambulance was handed over to Mayor of Patuakhali Mohiuddin Ahmed on behalf of Patuakhali Pourosava Helath Sector.

The function was attended by the Medical officer, Deputy Commissioner of Patuakhali, SP & General Secretary of Awami League, Patuakhali, it added.

Earlier on January 13, Assistant High Commissioner of India in Rajshahi Sanjeev K. Bhati, on behalf of the People and Government of India, handed over one Life Support Ambulance to Pabna Municipality, said a tweet of the Indian Assistant High Commission in Rajshahi.

Mayor of Pabna Sharif Uddin Prodhan received the ambulance, the tweet further stated.

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 last year.

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 last year.

India has always said that as a close friend of Bangladesh, it is 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.