Bangladesh sends 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to India as gift

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 18:30, May 06,2021 | Updated: 21:30, May 06,2021


The Bangladesh government handed over 10,000 vials of Remdesivir injection as a gift to India on Thursday.

Bangladesh deputy high commissioner in Kolkata Toufique Hasan handed over the antiviral injections to the Indian officials at the Benapole-Petrapole border of the two countries.

The injections were sent at the request of India under a mechanism of the SAARC member countries installed for joint efforts to help protect people during the Covid pandemic.

This was the first consignment of medical assistance from Bangladesh for India, foreign ministry officials said, adding that some other products would also be sent to assist the Indian people in their fight against the pandemic.

The Bangladesh government was also working on a Nepalese request for providing Remdesivir injection.

The Nepal government has sought medical assistance including 20,000 vials of Remdesivir injection from Bangladesh amid the deteriorating Covid situation in the Himalayan country.

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