Bangladesh receives 2nd shipment of Covid medical supplies from US
Staff Correspondent 10 Jun 2021 21:27:28 | Update: 10 Jun 2021 21:59:17
Photo shows unloading of the medical equipment at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, June 10. -Press release
A second shipment of emergency medical supplies from the United States arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday, said a press release issued by the US Embassy in Dhaka.
The US sent the medical equipment through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to help Bangladesh combat Covid-19 and meet the urgent health needs of people.
This latest delivery brought the total of US pandemic assistance to more than $84 million.
US Embassy Dhaka Deputy Chief of Mission JoAnne Wagner, and USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown, joined by the Director of America Wing from the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Seheli Sabrin, welcomed the arrival of this second shipment at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The shipment includes emergency supplies jointly donated by USAID, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and Henry Schein, Inc, an American company for healthcare professionals, said the release.
Earlier, on June 7, Bangladesh received another batch of additional medical supplies carried by a US military flight.