India has supplied 40 more life support or ICU ambulances to Bangladesh as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment in March.
During his state visit on March 26-27, Modi announced the gift of 109 Life Support ambulances to the government of Bangladesh, to further enhance healthcare, especially in the shared effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of those, 31 ambulances which arrived earlier were handed over to the government on August 17.
The next tranche of 40 ambulances have arrived in Petrapole; after clearances at Benapole land custom check post, they will leave for Dhaka tomorrow, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said on Wednesday.
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. They underline India’s continuing and long-term commitment to partner the fraternal people of Bangladesh.”