India’s gift of 40 ambulances arrive today
Published: 11:01 AM, 26 August 2021 Updated: 01:09 PM, 26 August 2021
The second shipment of 40 ambulances out of India's gifted 109 Life Support ambulances is scheduled to reach Dhaka on Thursday.
An Indian High Commission press release said on Wednesday evening that the tranche of 40 ambulances have arrived in Petrapole, after clearances at Benapole land custom check post, they will leave for Dhaka.
During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit in Dhaka on March last, he had announced the gift of 109 Life Support ambulances to Bangladesh for further enhancing healthcare, especially in the shared effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, said the release.
In fulfillment of that commitment, 31 ambulances that arrived earlier have been handed over to the Bangladesh government on August 17.
The remaining 38 ambulances are expected to arrive in Dhaka by mid-September, said the release.
These ambulances are intended to support the Government of Bangladesh's extensive effort to combat the COVID pandemic. These gifts underline India's continuing and long-term commitment to partner the fraternal people of Bangladesh, it added.