Dhaka, May 19 : Bangladesh has sent the second consignment of medical supplies for the Covid-affected people in India.Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata Toufique Hasan handed over 2672 boxes of medicines and protective items to the representative of Indian Red Cross Society at Petrapole on Tuesday.
Earlier, four covered vans containing these medicines reached the Benapole-Petrapole land port.
Being instructed by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and coordinated and facilitated by the Foreign Ministry, these medicines, produced by Essential Drugs Co Ltd., were sent by the Health Ministry.
The consignment contains 18 different kinds of Covid-related medicines which includes Antibiotics, Paracetamols, different kinds of injections/vials and Hand Sanitizers etc, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bangladesh sent the first consignment of 10,000 vials of antiviral injection Remdisivir on May 6 as gifts for the Indian people against the backdrop of unprecedented surge of Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed sympathy for the Indian people and reiterated Bangladesh’s support to stand by her closest neighbour India during their critical time and expressed readiness to offer support in every possible way, reports UNB.