Bangladesh sending 10,000 Remdesivir to India
Published: 03:29 PM, 5 May 2021
Remdesivir; File Photo
Bangladesh has announced to send emergency medicines and medical supplies to India to combat the pandemic. As part of this, 10,000 injectable anti-viral Remdesivir are being sent in the first phase on Wednesday.
Besides injectable anti-viral, oral anti-viral, 30,000 PPE kits and a few thousand zinc, calcium, vitamin-C and necessary tablets will also be sent, the foreign ministry said.
Other emergency medicines and medical equipment will be sent in phases and Dhaka is keen to provide more assistance to Delhi if needed. Dhaka is also working on the demand letter given by India.
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said, “We have asked all the states in India to seek permission from the central government. We will cooperate if we get permission.”
He said Bangladesh wants to provide emergency medicine and medical equipment to India in cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is to be mentioned that India is in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past few days, around four lakh patients are being detected with deaths are more than three thousand every day.